Firebrand Optical Analysis
One main cause of many forest fires are the emitted fire embers that come from already burning forest fires. Millions of these burning fire embers float through the air, carrying the heat and energy of the fire itself and ultimately transfer that heat to its surroundings. These floating firebrands remain a large factor in the spread of wildfires, but not much is known about these small particles. For example, it is unknown at what temperature the firebrand burns, what causes it to break off and float, the rate in which it dissipates heat, or the energy density associated with the firebrand. After speaking with local firefighters, our team learned the depth in which fires are analyzed. We asked, if there was a tool to analyze the firebrands developed by the fire, would they use it. The response was a strong yes, followed by an explanation of how all information gathered is analyzed and used to characterize the fire.
Software such as ChemKin and Solidworks will be used to classify and characterize our work and data. This software may give us additional information not seen or understood from the physical experiments. Integration of these two processes will not take place in the beginning, but as the project continues we hope to use the software to make accurate predictions.
|1||Dustin Hallemail@example.com||Team Manager|
|2||Dorsa Shirazifirstname.lastname@example.org||Safety Manager||https://www.linkedin.com/in/dorsa-shirazi-7a9987b5|
|3||Kyra Leeemail@example.com||Document Manager|
|4||Ganesh Betagerifirstname.lastname@example.org||Team Member|
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Name: Dustin Hall
Name: Dorsa Shirazi
Name: Kyra Lee
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Advanced Combustion Technology focuses on the design of plasma generation for applications to internal combustion exhaust gases to decrease pollutant emissions.
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