Mathematical modeling of the ignition of tree crowns

A. M. Grishin, V. A. Perminov

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Numerical calculations of the transition of a downstream (surface) forest fire into an upstream (crown) forest fire based on a general mathematical model of forest fires are presented. It is found that the ignition of the forest canopy is a gas-phase phenomenon. Critical conditions for the transition of a downstream into an upstream forest fire are determined. The numerical calculations are compared with experimental data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)378-386
Number of pages9
JournalCombustion, Explosion and Shock Waves
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1998
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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