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Thomas, P.H., Baldwin, R. and Theobald, C.R., 1968. SOME MODEL-SCALE EXPERIMENTS WITH MULTIPLE FIRES. Fire Research Notes 700


The paper describes some experiments undertaken to test the feasibility of designing a small-scale model that may be used in the laboratory for the study of multiple fires. Tbe results are discussed in terms of a geometric scaling law, relating the inflow velocities to the square root of the flame height, and compared with some observations on large scale fires conducted under the auspicies of Project Flambeau. The behaviour of the array of fires was influenced by the separation between the fuel beds and the type of fuel. In some of the fires persistent fire whirls were observed.

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