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  • Image similarity metrics suitable for infrared video stabilization during active wildfire monitoring: a comparative analysis 

    Mata Miquel, Cristian; Ríos, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-02-01)
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    Aerial Thermal Infrared (TIR) imagery has demonstrated tremendous potential to monitor active forest fires and acquire detailed information about fire behavior. However, aerial video is usually unstable and requires ...
  • Analysis of the impact of wildland-urban-interface fires on LPG domestic tanks 

    Scarponi, Giordano Emrys; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Cozzani, Valerio (2020-04-01)
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    Managing Wildland-Urban-Interface (WUI) fires is a challenging task due to the inherent complexity of the WUI environment. To ensure the success of strategies for the protection of population and structures, safety measures ...
  • Domino effect by jet fire impingement in pipelines 

    Foroughi, Vahid; Cavini, Alessia; Palacios Rosas, Adriana; Albo Selma, Kim; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2019-01-01)
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    Jet fires are often considered to be a minor fire accident, as compared to pool or tank fires. However, if there is flames impingement on an equipment very high heat flux densities will be reached, which can originate its ...
  • Prediction of BLEVE mechanical energy by implementation of artificial neural network 

    Hemmatian, Behrouz; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Hemmatian, Behnam; Rashtchian, Davood (2020-01-01)
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    In the event of a BLEVE, the overpressure wave can cause important effects over a certain area. Several thermodynamic assumptions have been proposed as the basis for developing methodologies to predict both the mechanical ...
  • How to speak the same language: key ideas from the forum on Catalan wildfire research 

    Prat-Guitart, Núria; Lahaye, Sebastien; Vilalta, Oriol; Borràs, Mariona; Vendrell, Jordi; Conde, Celia; Ballart, Helena; Canaleta, Guillem; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa (2019-08)
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  • Wildland–urban interface fires in spain: summary of the policy framework and recommendations for improvement 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Muñoz Navarro, Juan Antonio; Caballero Valero, David; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Dalmau Rovira, Ferran; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-01-01)
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    Southern Europe is recurrently being hit by forest fires affecting wildland–urban interface (WUI) areas which, particularly in the last decade, have resulted in tremendous consequences. In the years to come, self-protection ...
  • Analysis of crater formation in buried NG pipelines: A survey based on past accidents and evaluation of domino effect 

    Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Amaya Gómez, Rafael; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2019-03-01)
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    The formation of a crater by the abrupt and catastrophic rupture of a high-pressure pipeline can be highly relevant, especially when the crater uncovers other pipelines, which could undergo a domino effect with a significant ...
  • Thermal radiation model for dynamic fireballs with shadowing 

    Bonilla Martinez, Juan M.; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Muñoz, Miguel; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-08-01)
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    This paper presents a new methodology for determining the thermal radiation of dynamic fireballs considering the presence of obstructions (i.e. safety barrier, topographic elevation). The specific type of obstruction ...
  • Crater formation by the rupture of underground natural gas pipelines: a probabilistic-based model 

    Amaya Gómez, Rafael; Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (Elsevier, 2018-06-01)
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    Parallel and crossing pipelines are frequently implemented due to land-use restrictions and their ease of operation and maintenance. Given the proximity of these pipelines and the hazardousness of the substances they ...
  • A data-driven fire spread simulator: validation in Vall-llobrega's Fire 

    Ríos, Oriol; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-03-28)
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    A Data-Driven Fire Spread Simulator: Validation in Vall-llobrega’s Fire Oriol Rios, Mario Miguel Valero, Elsa Pastor* and Eulàlia Planas Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Technological Risk Studies, Universitat ...
  • BLEVE: The case of water and a historical survey 

    Hemmatian, Behrouz; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Rashtchian, Davood (2019-01-01)
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    After a short update of the current more accepted definition of BLEVE, the special features of water BLEVEs are analyzed. The stronger overpressure wave generated in the case of water as compared to that of other substances ...
  • Summary of workshop large outdoor fires and the built environment 

    Manzello, Samuel; Blanchi, Raphaele; Gollner, Michael; Gorham, Daniel; McAllister, Sara; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Reszka, Pedro; Suzuki, Sayaka (2018-09-01)
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    Large outdoorfires present a risk to the built environment. Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)fires, havedestroyed communities throughout the world, and are an emerging ...

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