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. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01088920/ (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. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-01070946 (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. http://forefire.univ-corse.fr/cargese2013/jeu/balbi.pdf.

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. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00603392/ (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. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00102200903485178.

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. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00603401/ (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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00102200701484449 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00102200701484449.

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. https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00459677 (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. http://www.millpress.nl/shop/abooks/ICFFR4/pdf/149.pdf (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. http://www.millpress.nl/shop/abooks/ICFFR4/pdf/150.pdf (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. http://www.millpress.nl/shop/abooks/ICFFR4/pdf/133.pdf (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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