Interactive Urban and Forest Fire Simulation with Extinguishment Support

Part of the Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography book series (LNGC)


Fires and other related disasters provoke great destruction of high valuable environments and economical losses, especially when they are located in urban areas. In this work, we present a combined urban and forest fire spreading algorithm to be used in real time and interactive virtual simulations. The algorithm is pedagogical oriented and its purpose is not focused in achieving precise results that could be used to predict the fire evolution. The main objective is to obtain a fast, interactive and quasi-realistic virtual simulation to be used in the simulation of virtual scenarios where firefighters and controllers will be trained. The algorithm supports the main variables involved in the fire spreading (slope and wind) and the radiation effect. An additional method has been added to extinguish the fire.


Forest Fire Radiation Effect Fire Spread Fire Dynamic Simulator Virtual Simulation 
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This work was carried out in the context of project SIGEM, funded by the Spanish Industry Ministry through its Avanza I+D Programme and it was supported by COST Action TU0801Semantic Enrichment of 3D City Models for Sustainable Urban Development”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VicomtechSan SebastianSpain

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