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Examination of wildland fire spread at small scales using frequency comb laser diagnostics and direct numerical simulations
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
Tue Nov 28, 2017
Sabal G


Authors: Amanda Makowiecki; Nicolas Wimer; John Daily; Peter Hamlington; Greg Rieker; Chad Hoffman; Alexei Poludnenko

In order to more accurately predict emissions, smoke production, and spread for prescribed wildland burns, an improved understanding of fine-scale (<1m) fluid, chemical, and heat transfer processes is required. We use infrared imaging and laser diagnostics to measure surface and gaseous temperature and species concentration from small scale (10cmx10cm), radiatively heated pine samples during pyrolysis and ignition. These results are used to validate reduced order chemical kinetic and computational fluid dynamic models, developed in parallel with experimental investigations.

Amanda S Makowiecki
PhD Student, University of Colorado Boulder

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