New tools for fire investigators
The charring rate of wood is key for fire investigations. For instance, a slow burning, smouldering fire will show a graduation in the depth of charring, but a fast burning, intense fire will show severe charring on exposed surfaces. Information about the rate of charring and the depth of the char may be combined to determine the origin of the fire and the burn time. The EU-funded FORCHAR project has developed a quantitative method that measures the light reflected from charcoals to calculate the degree of charring. This new tool will be validated by real-world testing at fire scene investigations.
Funding SchemeERC-POC-LS - ERC Proof of Concept Lump Sum Pilot
EX4 4QJ Exeter
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