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Hosted by Dr. Albert Simeoni - Worcester, MA
Come to Worcester Polytechnic Institute to visit the largest fire laboratory in academia in the US and learn about the wildland fire research that is conducted there. A 20 ft long wind tunnel is currently used to conduct basic research on the influence of wind on fire spread through multi-layered fuel beds, from pine needle beds to shrubs. This work is done within the framework of a SERDP research proposal in collaboration with the Forest Service and several universities. Other research is done at small scale in order to better characterize vegetation as a fuel and how it burns under diverse conditions.