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Creating wildland fire simulations for evacuation routes in Twente, The Netherlands

Kerssens, M. (2020) Creating wildland fire simulations for evacuation routes in Twente, The Netherlands.

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Abstract:With climate change affecting earth, natural disasters occur increasingly. Countries and citizens are not prepared well enough for these disasters even though they will become omnipresent. People need to be prepared for this and as many people have a cell phone, the solution might lay there. The research question states: “What is the best way to model wildland fires in order to create better evacuation routes for Twente?”. A solution was found in FlamMap6. The choice for this solution was made based obtainable data, output, and whether the programme was user friendly for someone with basic knowledge of the topic. The solution was supported by a set of requirements coming from literature research and user needs. These key requirements were found: a map showing fire propagation, identification of dangerous situations, and understandable to all people. The proposed solution creates a map that shows accurate fire propagation, which helps the user evacuate to a safe location. The solution was evaluated by checking whether everything seemed logical and seeing if the overall product did what it was intended to do. The overall product and solution look promising but future work has to be done to make it available in other countries.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Subject:38 earth sciences
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/82481
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