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  • 1 SPE UMR 6134 CNRS, University of Corsica, Campus Grimaldi, BP 52, 20250, Corte, France
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Abstract

Fireline intensity is one of the most relevant quantities used in forest fire science. It helps to evaluate the effects of fuel treatment on fire behavior, to establish limits for prescribed burning. It is also used as a quantitative basis to support fire suppression activities. However, its measurement is particularly tricky for different reasons: difficulty in measuring the weight of the fuel consumed in the active fire front, difficulty to evaluate the rate of spread of the fire front, and uncertainty on combustion efficiency. In this study, an innovative and original approach to directly measure the fireline intensity at laboratory scale is proposed. Based on the oxygen consumption calorimetry principle, this methodology is applied here in case of spreading fires, for the first time. It allows for directly measuring the heat released by the fire front. The results are then used to test the famous Byram’s formulation that is generally applied to determine the fireline intensity. Combustion efficiency and effective heat of combustion results are provided. The uncertainty and the use of a full scale calorimeter instead of a bench scale calorimeter for this study are discussed.

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Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Language English
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1969
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ISSN 1388-6150 (Print)
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