On the Temperature Distribution Inside a Tree Under Fire Conditions
International Journal of Wildfire
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.
Costa, J.J., Oliveria, L.A., Viegas, D.X., Neto, L.P., 1991. On the temperature distribution inside a tree under fire conditions. Int. J. Wildland Fire. 1(2), 87-96