Mathematical Modeling of Forest Canopy Ignition by Thermal Radiation from a Hydrocarbon Explosion

E. Altamirova, V. A. Perminov

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This paper presents a physical and mathematical models of the problem of forest canopy ignition based on the laws of mechanics of reacting media and the results of numerical calculations of the ignition time and radius of a forest exposed to a thermal radiation source—a fireball resulting from a hydrocarbon explosion. The forest canopy (set of tree crowns) is considered as a homogeneous two-temperature porous reactive medium. Temperature and concentration changes at the upper boundary of the forest canopy from the beginning of its heating to ignition are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)574-579
Number of pages6
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019



  • fireball
  • forest fires
  • forest fuel
  • ignition
  • thermal radiation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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