Spreading of Fire

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Dec 1, 2013 (4 years and 7 months ago)


Spreading of Fire

"Spreading of Fire" provides twelve assignments on cellular automaton
simulation that, depending on the project, are appropriate for CS1, CS2,
computer graphics, or modeling and simulation. Each of the assignments
involves simulating the

spread of fire in order to gain insight into the situation.
Many investigate the impact of lightning or of a metric indicating fire
conditions, such as atmospheric humidity and wood moisture. For example a
plot of the simulated data in one assignment is a

logistic (elongated S) curve,
illustrating how volatile the spreading of fire situation is when the probability of
a tree catching on fire from a neighbor is around 50%. With such a probability,
which indicates fire conditions, such as humidity, the fire
is likely to die out
quickly or spread rampantly.