Projet Feux | UMR SPE 6134
Research  | Research team
Thierry Marcelli
         Senior lecturer in the 62nd Section CNU
         UMR SPE CNRS 6134 Fire Project

Univ-corse logoPhD thesis in Physical Science

Energy speciality

The spread of forest fires: Modeling and experimental study of the transition from a surface fire to a crown fire

University of Corsica, 2002

Research fields

  • Modelling of the behaviour of a wildland fire
  • Marginal fires and criteria of non-propagation
  • Modelling of eruptive fires
  • Evaluation of safety distances and the impact of fire on a target

Bibliographic references

F.-J. Chatelon, J.-H. Balbi, D. Morvan, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, A convective model for laboratory fires with well-ordered vertically-oriented fuel beds, Fire Saf. J. 90 (2017) 54-61, DOI: 10.1016/j.firesaf.2017.04.022.

P.-A. Bisgambiglia, J.-L. Rossi, R. Franceschini, F.-J. Chatelon, P.A. Bisgambiglia, L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, DIMZAL: A Software Tool to Compute Acceptable Safety Distance, Open J. For. 7 (2017) 11–33. doi:10.4236/ojf.2017.71002.

F.-J. Chatelon, J.-H. Balbi, J.L. Rossi, A. Simeoni, D.X. Viegas, T. Marcelli, Determining a safety condition in the prevention of eruptive fires, in: VII Int. Conf. For. Fire Res., D.X. Viegas, 2014: p. 165. (accessed April 10, 2017).

J.-H. Balbi, D.X. Viegas, C. Rossa, J.-L. Rossi, F.-J. Chatelon, D. Cancellieri, A. Simeoni, T. Marcelli, Surface Fires: No Wind, No Slope, Marginal Burning, J. Environ. Sci. Eng. A. 3 (2014) 73–86. (accessed March 20, 2017).

J.-H. Balbi, F.-J. Chatelon, R. Franceschini, J.-L. Rossi, J.B. Filippi, F. Morandini, T. Marcelli, Convective - radiative model for surface fires, in: IDEA - Numer. Wildfires, IESC, Cargèse (France), 2013.

F.-J. Chatelon, J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, Dominant preheating transfer mechanism in wildfire propagation: Radiation or convection?, in: 4th Fire Behav. Fuels Conf., International Association of Wildland Fire, Missoula, Montana, USA, St Petersburg, Russia, 2013: pp. 390–393.

F.J. Chatelon, J.H. Balbi, J.L. Rossi, J.B. Filippi, T. Marcelli, C. Rossa, D.X. Viegas, The importance of fire front width in the anticipation of eruptive fires, in: Seventh Mediterr. Combust. Symp., Chia Laguna, Sardinia, 2011.

T. Marcelli, J.-H. Balbi, B. Moretti, J.-L. Rossi, F.-J. Chatelon, Flame height model of a spreading surface fire, in: Seventh Mediterr. Combust. Symp., Chia Laguna, Cagliari, Italy, 2011: pp. 11–15.

J. Chatelon, J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, B. Moretti, T. Marcelli, Fast and slow regimes of fire propagation, in: D.X. Viegas (Ed.), Int. Conf. For. Fire Res., Coimbra, Portugal, 2010: pp. 1–10. (accessed April 10, 2017).

J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, F.-J. Chatelon, Physical Modeling of Surface Fire Under Nonparallel Wind and Slope Conditions, Combust. Sci. Technol. 182 (2010) 922–939.

J. Balbi, F.-J. Chatelon, J.B. Filippi, T. Marcelli, J.-L. Rossi, L. Rossi, Modèle 3D de propagation, in: ANR Modélisation La Propag. La Lutte Contre Les Feux Forêts n°05-BLAN-0264-03, IUSTI-Ploytech’Marseille, 2009: p. 6 p.

F.-J. Chatelon, J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, A 3D physical model of surface fires under critical conditions at laboratory scale, in: 6th Mediterr. Combust. Symp., Ajaccio, France, 2009: pp. 1–12.

J.-L. Rossi, B. Arca, M. Salis, J.-H. Balbi, J.B. Filippi, E. Innocenti, T. Marcelli, P.-A. Santoni, Modelling the spread of wildland fire under Mediterranean conditions, 2009. (accessed April 10, 2017).

A. Muzy, E. Innocenti, A. Aiello, J.-F. Santucci, T. Marcelli, P.A. Santoni, Discrete-event modelling of fire spreading, Int. J. Syst. Sci. 39 (2008) 193–206. doi:10.1080/00207720701755344.

J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, P.-A. Santoni, A 3D Physical Real-Time Model of Surface Fires Across Fuel Beds, Combust. Sci. Technol. 179 (2007) 2511–2537.

L. Rossi, E. Innocenti, T. Marcelli, J.-L. Rossi, J.-H. Balbi, Développement de procédés automatisés de traitement d’image appliqués à l’extraction d’information sur des images de front de flamme, in: CNRIUT XIIème Colloq. Natl. La Rech. Dans Les IUT, Brest, 2006: p. 6 p.

J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, J.-F. Bertolino, Différents scenarii de modélisation pour la propagation des feux de forêt, in: Rencontres Groupe Rech. Feux Forêts Compart. n°2864, Université de Corse, Corte, 2006: p. 17 p.

J.-H. Balbi, J.-L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, J.-B. Filippi, L. Rossi, F. Morandini, Vers un simulateur de feux, in: Rencontres Euro-Médditerranéennes "Feux Forêts Cartogr., Site de Valabre, Gardanne, 2006.

L. Rossi, J.H. Balbi, J.L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, A. Pieri, Front fire propagation model: use of mathematical model and vision technology, in: B. Lalic (Ed.), Adv. Technol. Res. - Dev. -- Appl., 2006: pp. 745–760. (accessed March 20, 2017).

F. Morandini, X. Silvani, L. Rossi, P.A. Santoni, A. Simeoni, J.H. Balbi, J.L. Rossi, T. Marcelli, Fire spread experiment across Mediterranean shrub: Influence of wind on flame front properties, Fire Saf. J. 41 (2006) 229–235. doi:10.1016/j.firesaf.2006.01.006.

J.-L. Rossi, A. Simeoni, P.-A. Santoni, F. Bosseur, F. Morandini, X. Silvani, L. Rossi, J.-H. Balbi, T. Marcelli, E. Leoni, D. Cancellieri, F. Rinieri, E. Innocenti, Wind and vegetation effects on the dynamics of a fire spreading across a heterogeneous Mediterranean shrub, in: 4th Mediterr. Combust. Symp. MCS4, Lisbon (Portugal), 2005: p. 10.

T. Marcelli, P.A. Santoni, A. Simeoni, E. Leoni, B. Porterie, Fire spread across pine needle fuel beds: Characterization of temperature and velocity distributions within the fire plume, Int. J. Wildl. Fire. 13 (2004) 37–48. doi:10.1071/WF02065.

E. Leoni, D. Cancellieri, N. Balbi, P. Tomi, A.F. Bernardini, J. Kaloustian, T. Marcelli, Thermal Degradation of Pinus Pinaster Needles by DSC, Part 2: Kinetics of Exothermic Phenomena, J. Fire Sci. 21 (2003) 117-130. doi:10.1177/0734904103021002002.

T. Marcelli, P.A. Santoni, E. Leoni, A. Simeoni, Gas temperature and velocity measurements in the plume of a spreading fire with double thermocouple probe technique, in: D.X. Viegas (Ed.), 4th Int. Conf. For. Fire Res. Wildl. Fire Saf., Coimbra, Portugal, 2002. (accessed April 10, 2017).

F. Morandini, J.H. Balbi, F. Rinieri, T. Marcelli, Measurement of pine needles buoyant diffusion flame characteristic length scales using infrared image processing technique, in: D.X. Viegas (Ed.), 4th Int. Conf. For. Fire Res. Wildl. Fire Saf., Coimbra, Portugal, 2002. (accessed April 10, 2017).

E. Leoni, T. Marcelli, P.A. Santoni, D. Cancellieri, N. Balbi, Mass loss rate modelling for a spreading fire: proposal of an experimental device, Int. J. Heat Mass Transf. Dimitrakopoulos, A.P. J. Anal. Appl. Pyrolysis. 41 (2002) 881–897. (accessed April 10, 2017).

P.A. Santoni, T. Marcelli, E. Leoni, Measurement of fluctuating temperatures in a continuous flame spreading across a fuel bed using a double thermocouple probe, Combust. Flame. 131 (2002) 47–58.


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