Calibration of a large fuel burnout modelAuthor(s): Frank A. Albini; James K. Brown; Elizabeth D. Reinhardt; Roger D. Ottmar
Source: International Journal of Wildland Fire. 5(3): 173-192.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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A computer simulation of the burning oflarge woody natural fuels has been created. The model simulates flaming combustion of large woody surface fuels but includes the influence of smoldering duff on this burning. This paper describes calibration of empirical constants in the model using data from laboratory crib burns and from prescribed burns in harvest debris and in natural fuel accumulations. The calibrated model reproduced laboratory crib burning rates and natural fuel loading reductions with acceptable accuracy.
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CitationAlbini, Frank A.; Brown, James K.; Reinhardt, Elizabeth D.; Ottmar, Roger D. 1995. Calibration of a large fuel burnout model. International Journal of Wildland Fire. 5(3): 173-192.
KeywordsFuel reduction, heat release, intensity, burning rate
- A steady-state technique for studying the properties of free-burning wood fires
- Burning rates of wood cribs with implications for wildland fires
- Relationship of fuel size and spacing to combustion characteristics of laboratory fuel cribs
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