Modeling forest fire by a paper-burning experiment, a realization of the interface growth mechanism

Jun Zhang, Y. C. Zhang, P. Alstrøm, M. T. Levinsen

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Abstract

We present an experiment on the propagation front of a flameless fire on a thin piece of paper. We find that fire fronts on a piece of paper follow quite well self-affine scaling statistics, with the roughening exponent χ around 0.70, well above the value 1 2 in the theoretical interface growth model using Gaussian noise. This discrepancy may be due to an anomalously singular behavior of the noise distribution, consistent with some recent studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-389
Number of pages7
JournalPhysica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
Volume189
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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