Progress in Modeling Wildland Fires using Computational Fluid Dynamics
Kevin B. McGrattan
This paper presents a sensitivity study for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of grassland fires. The simulations are compared with the results of experiments conducted in northern Australia in 1986. The report of these experiments notes that wind speed and moisture content are the most important factors determining the spread rate of the fire front. These and various other physical and numerical parameters in the model are varied to determined their relative importance in the simulation.