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Research program on forest fires

Research program on forest fires

Responsable: Eulàlia Planas, Elsa Pastor

Forest fire monitoring

Fire responders have to be provided with real-time information on fire behavior for decision-making. CERTEC develops infrared image processing systems to quantify fire development (rate of spread, fire intensity, flame geometry) and arial fire attack effectiveness  (Valero et al., 2015).


Forest fire monitoring


Fire behavior prediction

CERTEC develops systems to deliver fire behavior forecasts for decision making. Our approach is based on data assimilation and inverse modelling (Rios et al. 2016).


Fire behavior prediction

 

Fire impact modelling at the Wuildland-Urban Interface

CERTEC develops methodologies based on CFD modelling to study the effects of burning residential fuels on structures. We rely on performance-based criteria to assess houses vulnerability and sheltering capacity (performance based solutions).

Heat flux simulation