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BehavePlus Fire Modeling System, version 5.0: Design and Features

This Features Guide was written for BehavePlus version 5.0, but it is still relevant and very useful for the 6.0 version.

Models used in BehavePlus

This document lists all the models that are included in each of the BehavePlus modules and includes citations and notes.


The DOS BEHAVE fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system was first available to the field in 1984. JFSP funded a much-needed redesign and update to the BehavePlus fire modeling system version 1.0 in 2002. Each version update has offered additional features and fire modeling capabilities. Version 2 was released in 2003, Version 3 in 2005, Version 4 in 2008, Version 5 in 2009, and Version 6 in 2018. The Fire Characteristics Chart was released in 2011 and updated in 2013. Download the BehavePlus Change Log for the description of changes from the old BEHAVE system through each version of BehavePlus.