Eruptive Behaviour of Forest Fires

D. X. Viegas*, A. Simeoni

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Abstract

A critical review of the mechanisms that are described in the literature to explain the onset and development of eruption or blow up in forest fires is presented, given their great relevance for fire safety, particularly in canyons. The various processes described in the literature that are considered as potential causes of fire eruption are discussed. Some of them seem more likely to cause the phenomenon and the others seem to have a complementary role in some conditions. The current review highlights that more research is required to create a classification of Fire Eruption types and to allow the development of specific Fire Safety procedures for fire fighters to minimize accidents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303-320
Number of pages18
JournalFire Technology
Volume47
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

Keywords

  • Fire behaviour
  • Eruptive fire
  • Blow up
  • Extreme fire
  • Fire modelling
  • Fire safety
  • ORGANIC-COMPOUNDS
  • INCLINED TRENCH
  • SPREAD
  • WIND
  • FLAMMABILITY
  • TEMPERATURE
  • EMISSIONS
  • GROWTH
  • MODELS
  • FUELS

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