Mathematical simulation of the forest fire thermal effect on root system fragments of coniferous tree

Nikolay Baranovskiy, Dmitry Zakovryashin

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We present the numerical simulation results of heat transfer in a layered structure of the root branch when exposed to a high temperature from a forest fire in this paper. The problem is solved by the method of finite differences in a cylindrical coordinate system using a one-dimensional formulation. Typical exposure times and temperatures in the forest fire front are considered. The temperature distributions are presented for the system "root fragment-soil-forest fuel-Air". We revealed the character of the temperature distribution and the depth of the soil layer heating to the values which are dangerous for the coniferous tree root system.

Original languageEnglish
Article number01010
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2017


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Materials Science(all)

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