Reports, presentations and publications
Many of our reports and datasets are subject to confidentiality provisions with partners and customers. However, over time we are putting an increased amount of materials into the public domain.
- Our MODSIM 2015 paper on assessing the role of electricity networks in bushfire ignitions discusses some of the key aspects of fire risk quantification, and is based largely on the FRA team’s first two years of work with the Victorian Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program.
- Our MODSIM 2015 paper titled minimizing bushfire risk through optimal powerline assets replacement and improvement addresses a network design problem through the lens of powerline fire risk reduction. The lead author Reza Roozbahani undertook an internship with the FRA team in 2015.
- Chapter 5 in Nick Davey’s 2019 PhD thesis, Dynamic Management of Firefighting Resources to Mitigate Wildfire Risk, addresses wildfire firefighting resource deployment optimisation using (Monte Carlo) real options approaches. Nick was co-supervised by a member of the FRA team.
- The 2017 paper “Electrically caused wildfires in Victoria, Australia are over-represented when fire danger is elevated” with lead author Claire Miller is by members, ex-members and colleagues of the FRA team, and is based on work that sought to understand why so many of the fatalities due to bushfires in Australia have been due to fires started by powerlines.
- The FRA team’s mathematical models for electrically-ignited fire likelihood rates and the performance of future technologies are detailed in our report for the Victorian Government, PBSP Risk Reduction Model that was first delivered in 2016 and updated in 2017.
- Presentation for the Australian Society for Operations Research (ASOR) in late 2020 on fire simulations, risk analytics and optimisation.