Student researcher

Dr Rahul Wadhwani Research Leader

Using a firebrand modelling dragon system, this study refined two sub models in the Wildland-Urban Interface Fire Dynamics Simulator: pyrolysis and firebrand transport. This research is benefiting fire model developers and improving numerical modelling of short-range embers.

This project was completed in January 2020.

Year Type Citation
2021 Conference Paper Wadhwani, R., Sutherland, D., Thorpe, G. & Moinuddin, K. Improvement of drag model for non-burning firebrand transport in Fire Dynamics Simulator . 24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (2021). at <>
2020 Thesis Wadhwani, R. Physics-based simulation of short-range spotting in wildfires. (2020). at <>
2019 Conference Paper Wadhwani, R., Moinuddin, K. & Sutherland, D. Simulated transport of short-range embers in an idealised bushfire. 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference (2019). at <>
2017 Conference Paper Wadhwani, R., Sutherland, D. & Moinuddin, K. Suitable pyrolysis model for physics-based bushfire simulation. 11th Asia-Pacific Conference on Combustion (The Combustion Institute, 2017).
2017 Journal Article Wadhwani, R., Sutherland, D., Moinuddin, K. & Joseph, P. Kinetics of pyrolysis of litter materials from pine and eucalyptus forests. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2017). doi:10.1007/s10973-017-6512-0
2017 Journal Article Wadhwani, R., Sutherland, D., Ooi, A., Moinuddin, K. & Thorpe, G. Verification of a Lagrangian particle model for short-range firebrand transport. Fire Safety Journal 91, 776-783 (2017).
Rahul Wadhwani Conference Poster 2016
14 Aug 2016
Firebrands are burning pieces of litter, for example, bark, leaf, and twigs.
Ignitability of eucalyptus litters
19 Sep 2018
The propagation of fire inside a typical forest canopy is heavily dependent on the amount of oxygen present...