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A DEVS fire jumps model and associated simulations using ForeFire

Bahaa NADER, Jean Baptiste FILIPPI and Paul Antoine BISGAMBIGLIA

The 2010 Summer Computer Simulation Conference (SCSC 10)
Ottawa, Canada, July 11-14, 2010


This paper describes a simple physical model of the phenomenon of fire jumps. The model behaviour is developed using DEVS Formalism and simulated in Discrete Event Simulation environment. The aim of this work is to simulate this model with the ForeFire DEVS fire spread simulator and to obtain acceptable results in less than a minute. The proposed sub-model is validated using a set of experimental and numerical studies. Results show that the overall fire spread simulation performs well after the addition of the fire jumps sub-model and enhance the quality of the outputs in order to help fire-fighters.

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