Developing a Predictive Physics-Based Modeling Framework for Biomass Combustion in Typical Wildfire Conditions

Chiara Saggese | 23-LW-007

Executive Summary

We will develop a physics-based modeling framework for biomass combustion, able to properly couple the interactions between chemical kinetics and heat/mass transfer phenomena in typical wildfire regimes. This project will leverage existing investments in developing a multiscale fire-atmosphere modeling capability and will demonstrate the applicability of the newly developed framework to inform large-scale fire simulations.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

M. Mehl, C. Saggese, A. Cuoci, A. Locaspi, W. Sun, "Developing predictive tools to limit the impact of wildfires and urban fires: a study of combustion and emissions using semi-detailed kinetic models" (Proceedings of the Joint meeting of the Belgian and Italian Sections of the Combustion Institute, Florence, Italy, May 28-31, 2023).

C. Saggese, M. Mehl, A. Cuoci, A. Locaspi, W. Sun, "Application of detailed chemical kinetics to the numerical study of wildland and urban fuels combustion and emissions" (Proceedings of the European Combustion Meeting 2023, Rouen, France, April 26-28, 2023).

C. Saggese, W. Sun, "Detailed kinetics applied to the numerical study of wildland fuels combustion and emissions" (Presentation, 13th U.S. National Combustion Meeting, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, March 19-22, 2023).