Accession Number:

AD0645711

Title:

OPTIMAL STRATEGIES OF FIRE FIGHTING BY FIREBREAKS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY OPERATIONS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

Aside from the greater importance of constructing firebreaks since they apply to larger fires, the model of this method of fire fighting lends itself more easily to an evaluation and interpretation of the parameters involved, particularly when some of them are random variables, as compared with a model for direct suppression. Further, it is easier to describe free burning fire spread models for the study of optimal firebreaks.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE