Forest fires inflict enormous damage to the environment and the economy of many countries around the world. This paper presents the results of experimental and numerical studies of the suppression of the pyrolysis reaction of forest combustible materials (birch leaves, spruce needles) under the influence of water vapor. The dependences of the characteristic times of suppression of the thermal decomposition and the complete decomposition of forest combustible material on the thickness of its layer were established. We used typical model of fire source with fixed height 0.04 m and varied diameter 0.02-0.06 m. The processes of suppressing the pyrolysis reaction of forest combustible materials were recorded using a high-speed video camera (recording frequency 6â™ 105 fps). Numerical studies were conducted using Ansys Fluent and Matlab. The obtained results are important for the development of technologies of extinguishing forest bottom fires.
|Journal||MATEC Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Aug 2018|
|Event||2018 Heat and Mass Transfer in the Thermal Control System of Technical and Technological Energy Equipment, HMTTSC 2018 - Tomsk, Russian Federation|
Duration: 24 Apr 2018 → 26 Apr 2018
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Materials Science(all)