Fire Propagation Modelling (FireProM)

Lead ResearcherDr Mauro S. Innocente
Researcher
: Paolo Grasso

Physics-based Fire Propagation Model for Fast simulations (FireProM-F)

Multi-physics modelling of the spread of wildfires accounting for:

  1. Enthalpy balance (including combustion enthalpy, diffusion, vertical convection, and pseudo 3D radiation).
  2. Chemical species formation/consumption.
  3. Temperature field discretised into nodes, heat transfer model solved using centred finite differences in space and 4th-order Runge-Kutta finite differences in time (4th order accuracy).
  4. Uniform wind.
  5. Calibrated with FARSITE for specific fuels.
  6. FireProm-F runs faster than real-time in a standard PC.


Example with Uniform Fuel without Wind


Example with Uniform Fuel with Wind


Example with Mixed Fuels without Wind


Example under Realistic Scenario without Wind


Example under Realistic Scenario with Wind

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