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Four new papers published in Fire Safety Journal to be presented at IAFSS!

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Visiting IMFSE Student Cui Wuquan successfully defends MS Thesis!

Congratulations to Cui Wuquan who came to UMD from the International Masters in Fire Safety Engineering program in Europe who successfully defended his MS thesis on smoke transport in double-skinned ...

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Postdoctoral Scholar Ali Tohidi’s Article in Fire Safety Journal highlighted by Editors

Editor's Featured Article for June 2017. Congratulations to Ali Tohidi and Nigel Berkely Kaye on their paper below:  Comprehensive wind tunnel experiments of lofting and downwind transport of non-combusting rod-like model ...

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Postdoctoral Scholar Ali Tohidi Receives IAFSS Best Thesis Award

Ali Tohidi, a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering, has recently been honored with the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS) 2017 Best Thesis Award for the Americas. ...

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New paper published in Combustion and Flame: An investigation of coherent structures in laminar boundary layer flames

  An investigation of coherent structures in laminar boundary layer flames Miller, C.H., Tang, W., Finney, M.A., McAllister, S.S., Forthofer, J.M., Gollner, M.J., Combustion and Flame, 181, 123-135   Observations of coherent structures in ...

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Flame Spread Papers from the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute Now Available

Three papers from our group on flame spread published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute are now fully indexed and available online. Two have pre-prints available, the other please ...

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Welcoming Dr. Ali Tohidi to our group!

We are very happy to welcome Dr. Ali Tohidi, who joined our group last month as a Postdoctoral Scholar. Dr. Tohidi brings with him a wealth of experience on the ...

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New Discovery, Blue Whirl published in PNAS

Fire tornados, or ‘fire whirls,’ pose a powerful and essentially uncontrollable threat to life, property, and the surrounding environment in large urban and wildland fires. But now, a team of ...

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New paper published in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute: “Steady and transient pyrolysis of a non-charring solid fuel under forced flow”

Read it here: doi:10.1016/j.proci.2016.07.043 Abstract In previous work, the Reynolds analogy was used to develop a theoretical expression that allowed for the estimation of local mass burning rates in steady laminar boundary layer ...

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New Article Published in Proceedings of the Combustion Institute: “Local flame attachment and heat fluxes in wind-driven line fires”

We recently published a new paper: "Local flame attachment and heat fluxes in wind-driven line fires" in the Proceedings of the Combustion Institute. Wei Tang, PhD student was the lead ...

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