Some simplified theories about mass Fires
In connection with Project FLAMBEAU it was thought useful to make a collection of simple theories relating to mass fires. The list is far from exhaustive; in particular attention has been concentrated on the conditions at peak; with ignition, growth and spread being neglected. Plume theories have also been neglected, as being too complex; Thomas' Working Notes on Project Flambeau (1) give a survey of them. Null hypotheses have been stressed, The prediction of burning rate in a Flambeau type situation is regarded as the central problem, although later sections do cover theories related to shelter and measurements.