Ignition of forest tracts by a high-altitude source of radiant energy

A. M. Grishin, V. A. Perminov

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The problem of initiation of large-scale forest fires induced by technogenic catastrophes is solved in an axisymmetric formulation. Results of numerical calculations are given which imply that the ignition mechanism in this case is the same as for collisional catastrophes. A comparison of the limiting dimensions of ignition zones for nuclear charges of different energy yields shows good agreement between two-dimensional and quasi-one-dimensional approximations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)565-571
Number of pages7
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Fuel Technology
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science(all)

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