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UC Irvine's Tirtha Banerjee probes physics behind catastrophic blazes

April 08, 2021

Using fluid dynamics, he developed physics-based models to predict the path of fires by simulating airflow along with the movement of the blaze itself. By punching this data into a supercomputer, Banerjee and fellow researchers can solve partial differential equations to formulate predictive pathing for fires, based on weather patterns and available fuel sources.