Last Offered Spring 2024
Schedule & Location: M W F 10:40-11:30, 499 DSL
Have you ever wondered why fires spread and grow in size so quickly or how smoke plumes can travel thousands of kilometers? These behaviors are governed by fuel properties, atmospheric conditions, topography, and more. This course introduces physics-based and data-driven models in fire science, and investigates the sensitivity and uncertainty of these models. We will discuss computational tools including cellular automata, level set methods, and data-driven methods for discovering equations from measured data. Finally, we will explore techniques for analyzing both simulated and measured fire data.