Title

On the temperature distribution inside a tree under fire conditions

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

International Journal of Wildfire

Publication Date

1991

Issue

2

Volume

1

Publisher

CSIRO

First Page

87

Last Page

96

Abstract

A simple and efficient numerical scheme is presented for the prediction of temperature field distribution inside a tree trunk subjected to ground fire conditions. The trunk is modeled by a cylinder of circular cross section and unit length, through which the time-dependent heat conduction equation is numerically integrated. The model is partly validated in laboratory and then applied to the case of a prescribed ground fire inside a Pinus pinmter stand.

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