Stopping a peat-more fire

J.G.F. Thiemann

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The problem is considered of stopping a peat-moor fire by digging a trench around it with a bulldozer and, in particular, the question of how large the digging speed must be in order to contain a fire of given extension and spreading speed. The treatment of the problem is intended to serve educational purposes, and show the use, on an elementary level, of dimensional analysis, geometry of curves and differential equations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)997-1008
Number of pages12
JournalMathematical and Computer Modelling
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1989


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