Mathematical modelling of the spread of contamination during fires in forests exposed to radioactive contamination

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The paper suggested in the context of the general mathematical model of forest fires [1] gives a new mathematical setting and method of numerical solution of a problem of a radioactive spread above the forest region. Numerical solution of problems of radioactive smoke spread during crown fire in exemplified heat energy release in the forest fire front was found. Heat energy release in the forest fire front was found to cause further radioactive particles spread by the action of wind. In the absence of wind, radioactive smoke particles deposit again on the underlying surface after a time. As a wind velocity increases, these particles are transferred in the ground layer over distances proportional to a wind velocity.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012040
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015


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  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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