Experimental and theoretical investigation of the effect of radiation and combined heat transfer on initiation and spread of ground forest fires

A. M. Grishin, A. A. Dolgov, V. P. Zima, A. N. Subbotin, R. S H Tsvyk

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The results of recent experimental and theoretical investigations of the initiation and spread of ground forest fires are presented. Based on the experimental data, the degree of the reliability of predicting the minimum energy required for ignition of the combustible material has been evaluated with the aid of a general mathematical model of forest fires. The methods to record the luminous temperature fields for determining the contours of the fire source and a new more precise formula for the velocity of the ground forest fire propagation are given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)502-514
Number of pages13
JournalHeat Transfer Research
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes

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