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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics