Recent Submissions

  • Performance analysis of a self-protection system for vehicles in case of WUI fire entrapment 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Sebastià, Joan; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Sheltering inside a civilian vehicle has proved to be a high risk strategy in case of wildfire entrapment. Survival is by no means guaranteed, especially in moderate to high-intensity wildfires. However, vehicles do offer ...
  • Computing wildfire behaviour metrics from CFD simulation data 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Mata, Christian; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Parsons, Russell (International Association of Wildland Fire, 2019)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    In this article, we demonstrate a new post-processing methodology which can be used to analyse CFD wildfire simulation outputs in a model-independent manner. CFD models produce a great deal of quantitative output but require ...
  • Una nueva herramienta para el diseño de los tratamientos de combustible en la interfaz urbano-forestal 

    Muñoz Navarro, Juan Antonio; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2020)
    Conference lecture
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    La Interfaz Urbano-Forestal (IUF) constituye uno de los escenarios de mayor riesgo en incendios forestales. Esto se debe –entre otros importantes factores –al aumento en la complejidad de la emergencia, el incremento de ...
  • Risk analysis of LPG tanks at the wildland-urban interface: are regulated safety distances large enough? 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Caballero, David; Martín, Jesús; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
    Conference report
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  • On the use of compact thermal cameras for quantitative wildfire monitoring 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Jimenez, Daniel; Butler, Bret W.; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
    Conference report
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    In recent times, there have been significant developments in remote sensing techniques applied to forest fire research. In particular, infrared (IR) imagery has proved effective to measure variables such as rate of spread, ...
  • Management of an infrared imaging system for wildfire monitoring 

    Mata Miquel, Cristian; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
    Conference lecture
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    In this work, we present our system architecture developed to manage and pre- and post-process TIR (thermal infrared) imagery for wildfire applications. It is mainly composed of an acquisition module, a preprocessing unit ...
  • GIS-based integration of spatial and remote sensing data for wildfire monitoring 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Rios, Oriol; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
    Conference report
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    The impact of wildfires on society is increasing. Annually burned area, fire season length and fire severity have increased during the last decade in several regions of the world, and a number of tragic events have occurred ...
  • Infrared imaging software for jet fire analysis 

    Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Palacios, Adriana; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2018)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Jet fires, often originated by the ignition of hydrocarbon sonic jets, are characterized by a high momentum jet flame lifted from the outlet orifice. The high thermal flux released, especially if there is flames impingement ...
  • Assessment of the predictive capabilities of different modelling tools to forecast fire effects in residential compartments 

    Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Bartolomé, Albert; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Rios Rubiras, Oriol (Universidad de Cantabria, 2017)
    Conference report
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    Residential occupancies are the most common type of buildings where compartment fires occur. In order to provide fire protection in these occupancies and thus to significantly reduce the number of future victims, the ...
  • Flame filtering and perimeter localization of wildfires using aerial thermal imagery 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Verstockt, Steven; Rios, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Vandecasteele, Florian; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2017)
    Conference report
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    Airborne thermal infrared (TIR) imaging systems are being increasingly used for wild fire tactical monitoring since they show important advantages over spaceborne platforms and visible sensors while becoming much more ...
  • Development of a tool for the identification and assessment of environmental aspects in ports (TEAP) 

    Puig Duran, Martí; Darbra Roman, Rosa Maria (2015)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
  • Compartment and façade large scale tests: behaviour comparison of different insulating materials in case of fire 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Corberó, Beatriu; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Giraldo Forero, María del Pilar; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (Czech Technical University, 2015)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Fire safety community is currently concerned about the response of some widely used insulating materials in case of fire, due to the fact that existing regulations do not show how these materials behave in real conditions, ...

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