Towards a Stochastic Cellular Automata Model of Log Wood Combustion

K. Lichtenegger, Wilhelm Schappacher, B. Hebenstreit, Christoph Schmidl, Ernst Höftberger

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Describing the combustion of log wood and other solid fuels with complex geometry,
considerable water content and often heterogenous structure is a nontrivial task. Stochastic Cellular Automata models offer a promising approach for modelling such processes. Combustion models of this type exhibit several similarities to the well-known forest fire models, but there are also significant differences between those two types of models. These differences call for a detailed analysis and the development of supplementary modeling approaches. In this article we define a qualitative two-dimensional model of burning log wood, discuss the most important
differences to classical forest fire models and present some preliminary results.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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