Projet Feux | UMR SPE 6134
Research  | Research team
Frédéric Morandini

         

Research Engineer

Platform Manager -Combustion Laboratory

Tel: +33 (0)4 95 45 02 43

Email: frederic.morandini@univ-corse.fr

Fire Project, UMR SPE CNRS  6134


 

Univ-corse logo        PhD in Energetics, University of Corsica, 2000

            

 

Activities:

My research activities entail proposing measurement techniques and methods specifically adapted to characterising fires and designing experimental systems in the laboratory and the field.

Items developed:

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Sainte Lucie, 2004)

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, wind speed

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Ospedale and Valdu Niellu Forests, 2005-2008)

Measurement of temperature from the ground to the tree canopy

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Asco, 2006)

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, wind speed

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Cargèse, 2006)

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, wind speed

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Le Vigan, 2006)

CEREN Partnership

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, wind speed

Instrumentation used at plant nurseries (Ajaccio, 2008)

Measurement of the heat impact of fire on young individuals, infrared thermography

Laboratory experiments (Corte, 2009-2011)

European PROTERINA-C Programme

Fires on flat ground and slopes

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, calorimetry, infrared thermography

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Letia, 2009)

Measurement of heat flow, wind speed, infrared thermography

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Letia, 2010)

Measurement of heat flow, wind speed, infrared thermography

Laboratory experiments

INRA partnership (Avignon, 2010)

Measurement of heat flow, imaging, infrared thermography

Experiments conducted in the field (Corte, 2011)

Fire in the presence of wind

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, infrared thermography, PIV

Laboratory experiments (Corte, 2011)

Partnership with the Ecole Centrale Paris

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, calorimetry, PIV

Laboratory experiments

CORIA partnership (Rouen, 2012)

Measurement of heat flow, PIV, Chimiluminescence

Instrumentation in the field (Verghellu, 2011-2015)

Corsican Office of the Environment

Thesis by G. Lapa

Continuous flow measurement of sap in tree trunks

Laboratory experiments

Fires on slopes

INRA partnership (Avignon, 2013)

CORSICA Project 2010-2014

Measurement of heat flow, imaging, PIV

Field platform

REC1/MICNA Project (PO FeDER (European Regional Development Fund) 2010-2014)

SDIS Haute-Corse partnership

Measurement of heat transfer on firefighting equipment

Prescribed burning instrumentation (Verghellu, 2014)

Thesis by G. Lapa

Flow measurement of sap and temperature in tree trunks

Laboratory experiments

Fire’s reaction to cistus (Corte, 2014-2017)

Thesis by J.B. Tramoni

Measurement of heat flow, temperature, calorimetry

Laboratory experiments

Fires on slopes

INRA partnership (Avignon, 2014)

CORSICA Project 2010-2014

Measurement of heat flow, imaging, PIV

   

 

Publications:

  1. F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni and J.H. Balbi. Validation study of a two-dimensional model of fire spread across a fuel bed. Combustion Science and Technology, 2000, 157: 141-165.
  2. F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni and J.H. Balbi. The contribution of radiant heat transfer to laboratory-scale fire spread under the influences of wind and slope Fire Safety Journal, 2001, 36: 519-543.
  3. F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni and J.H. Balbi. Fire Front Width Effects on Fire Spread across a sloping Fuel Bed at Laboratory Scale. Combustion Science and Technology, 2001, 166: 67-90.
  4. F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni, J.H. Balbi, J. Ventura, J. Mendes-Lopes. A two-dimensional model of fire spread across a fuel bed including wind combined with slope conditions. International Journal of Wildland fire, 2002, 11(1): 53-63.
  5. F. Morandini,A. Simeoni, P.A. Santoni, J.H. Balbi. A model for the spread of fire across a fuel bed incorporating the effects of wind and slope, Combustion Science and Technology, 2005, 177: 1381-1418.
  6. P.A.Santoni, A.Simeoni, J.L. Rossi, F. Bosseur, F. Morandini, X. Silvani, J.H. Balbi, D. Cancelieri, L. Rossi, Instrumentation of wildland fire: characterisation of a fire spreading through a Mediterranean shrub, Fire Safety Journal, 2006, 41(3): 171-184.
  7. 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 Safety Journal, 2006, 41(3): 229-235.
  8. X. Silvani, F. Morandini. Fire spread experiments in the field: Temperature and heat fluxes measurements, Fire Safety Journal, 2009, 44(2): 279-285.
  9. M. Cannac, V. Pasqualini, T. Barboni, F. Morandini, L. Ferrat. Phenolic compounds of Pinus laricio needles: A bio indicator of the effects of prescribed burning in function of season, Science of the Total Environment, 2009, 407: 4542-4548.
  10. M. Cannac, T. Barboni, L. Ferrat, A. Bighelli, V. Castola, J. Costa, D. Trecul, F. Morandini, V. Pasqualini. Oleoresin flow and chemical composition of Corsican pine in response to prescribed burnings, Forest Ecology and Management, 2009,257: 1247-1254.
  11. X. Silvani, F. Morandini, J.-F. Muzy. Wildfire spread experiments: fluctuations in thermal measurements, International Communication in Heat and Mass Transfer, 2009, 36(9): 887-892.
  12. T. Antoine-Santoni,X. Silvani, F. Morandini, J.F. Santucci, E. De Gentili. Performance of a protected Wireless Sensor Network in a fire. Analysis of fire spreading and data Sensors, 2009, 9(8), 5878-5893.
  13. J.H. Balbi, F. Morandini, X. Silvani, J.B. Filippi and F. Rinieri. A Physical Model for Wildland Fire Combustion and Flame, 2009, 156(12): 2217-2230.
  14. J.B. Filippi, F. Morandini, J.H. Balbi, D. Hill. Discrete event front tracking simulator of a physical fire spread model, Simulation, 2010, 86(10): 629-646.
  15. M. Cannac, L. Ferrat, T. Barboni, N. Chiaramonti, F. Morandini, V. Pasqualini. Identification of flavonoids in Pinus Laricio needles and changes occurring after prescribed burning Chemoecology, Springer Verlag, 2010, 21 (1), pp.9-17.
  16. F. Morandini, X. Silvani. Experimental investigation of the physical mechanisms governing the spread of wildfires, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2010, 19: 570-582.
  17. A. Simeoni, P. Salinesi and F. Morandini. Physical modelling of forest fire spreading through heterogeneous fuel beds, International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2010, 20(5): 625-632.
  18. M. Cannac, L. Ferrat, F. Morandini, T. Barboni, V. Pasqualini. Identification of flavonoids in Pinus laricio needles and changes occurring after prescribed burning, Chemoecology, 2011, 21: 9-17.
  19. P.A. Santoni, F. Morandini and T. Barboni. Steady and Unsteady Fireline Intensity of Spreading Fires at Laboratory Scale, Open Thermodynamics Journal, 2010, 4: 212-219.
  20. T. Barboni, F. Morandini, L. Rossi, T. Molinier and PA Santoni. Measure of the fireline intensity obtained by calorimetry and the relationship with the flame length, Combustion Science and Technology, 2012, 184(2): 186-204.
  21. P.A. Santoni, F. Morandini, T. Barboni. Determination of fireline intensity by oxygen consumption calorimetry. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2011, 104(3), 1005-1015.
  22. F. Morandini, X. Silvani and A. Susset. Feasibility of Particle Image Velocimetry in Vegetative Fire Spread Experiments, Experiments in Fluids, 2012, 53(1): 237-244.
  23. X. Silvani, F. Morandini and J-L Dupuy, Effects of slope on fire spread observed through video images and multiple-point thermal measurements, Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 2012,41: 99-111.
  24. V. Tihay, F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni, Y. Perez-Ramirez and T. Barboni, Study of the influence of fuel load and slope on a fire spreading across a bed of pine needles by using oxygen consumption calorimetry, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 2012, 395(012075): 1-9.
  25. F. Morandini, Y. Perez-Ramirez, V. Tihay, P.A. Santoni, T. Barboni, Radiant, convective and heat release characterization of vegetation fire, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, 2013, 70: 83-91.
  26. V. Tihay, F. Morandini, P.A. Santoni, Y. Perez-Ramirez and T. Barboni, Combustion of forest litters under slope conditions: Burning rate, heat release rate, convective and radiant fractions for different loads Combustion and Flame, 2014, 161: 3237-3248.
  27. F. Morandini, X. Silvani, D. Honoré, G. Boutin, A. Susset and R. Vernet, Slope effects on the fluid dynamics of a fire spreading across a fuel bed: PIV measurements and OH* chemiluminescence imaging, Experiments in Fluids, 2014, 55:1788.
  28. X. Silvani, F. Morandini, E. Innocenti and S. Perez, Evaluation of a wireless sensor network with low cost and low energy consumption for fire detection and monitoring, Fire Technology, 2014, 1-23.
  29. V. Leroy-Cancellieri, P. Augustin, J.B. Filippi, C. Mari, M. Fourmentin, F. Bosseur, F. Morandini and H. Delbarre, Evaluation of wildland fire smoke plume dynamics and aerosol load using UV scanning lidar and fire-atmosphere modelling during the Mediterranean Letia 2010 experiment, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences, 2014, 14: 509-523.
  30. D. Weise, E. Koo, X. Zhou, S. Mahalingam, F. Morandini, JH. Balbi, Fire spread in chaparral – a comparison of laboratory data and model predictions in burning live fuels International Journal of Wildland Fire, 2016, 25: 980-994.
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