cnre-valencia

LecturerAndres Valencia

Civil/Mechanical Level 3, E305
Internal Phone: 90257
I aim for developing new engineering principles capable of reducing the wildfire risk and of building resilient communities.

Memberships

Research Interests

My research focusses on numerical and experimental study of fire and wildland fire behaviour and suppression. I aim for developing new engineering principles capable of reducing the wildfire risk and of building resilient communities.

I have been involved in several projects focused on wildfire behaviour (including its interactions with vegetation, atmosphere and built environment WUI), fire risk and wildfire engineering. My area of expertise is combustion and fire safety using experimental and numerical tools.

Additionally, some of my research involves advanced simluation of sprinklers system's performance for fire extinction, combustion analysis using laser diagnostics and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations applied to fire.

Recent Publications

  • Penney G., Baker G., Valencia A. and Gorham D. (2022) The CAED Framework for the Development of Performance‐Based Design at the Wildland–Urban Interface. Fire 5(2) http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/fire5020054.
  • Valencia A., Zheng Y. and Marshall AW. (2022) A Model for Predicting the Trajectory and Structure of Firefighting Hose Streams. Fire Technology 58(2): 793-815. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10694-021-01175-1.
  • Katurji M., Zhang J., Satinsky A., McNair H., Schumacher B., Strand T., Valencia A., Finney M., Pearce G. and Kerr J. (2021) Turbulent Thermal Image Velocimetry at the Immediate Fire and Atmospheric Interface. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 126(24) http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035393.
  • Katurji M., Zhang J., Satinsky A., McNair H., Schumacher B., Strand TM., Valencia A., Finney M., Pearce G. and Kerr J. (2021) Turbulent Thermal Image Velocimetry at the Immediate Fire and Atmospheric Interface. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/essoar.10507673.1.
  • Valencia A. and Marshall AW. (2021) A universal lookup table for determining sprinkler spray patterns. Fire Safety Journal 126 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.firesaf.2021.103432.