Fire on vehicles: causes of their appearence
Keywords:automobile, fire, internal combustion engine, combustion initiator, arson
Purpose. Investigation of the causes of fires on vehicles.
Methods. Theoretical analysis of the causes of fires on vehicles.
Findings. The main causes of fires on vehicles are considered in this paper. Intentional and unintentional fires are discussed in details. The main distinguishing features of these groups of fires are presented. Intentional fires on motor vehicles occur due to insurance fraud, based on a sense of revenge, for the purpose of stealing for pleasure trips, to cover up traces of the car being used for criminal purposes. The main causes of unintentional fires on motor vehicles are technical malfunctions of systems and components of the internal combustion engine and short circuits in the electrical equipment of the car.
Application field of research. The results of this work can be used in the field of fire safety on motor vehicles.
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