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Publication Citation: Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn

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Author(s): Sayaka S. Suzuki; Samuel L. Manzello;
Title: Firebrand Generation Data Obtained from a Full Scale Structure Burn
Published: December 05, 2011
Abstract: A full-scale, proof-of-concept experiment was conducted to investigate firebrand production from a burning structure. In this experiment, NIST researchers were invited to set up instrumentation during a structure burn down. As the structure burned, firebrands were collected using an array of water pans. In addition, structure components, namely wall and re-entrant corner assemblies made simply from oriented standard board (OSB) attached to wood studs, were burned to collect firebrand data from components to compare both results under wind. Results of all of these firebrand measurements are presented here.
Conference: the 49th Japanese Combustion Symposium
Proceedings: Proceedings of
Volume: 49
Location: Yokohama, -1
Dates: December 5-7, 2011
Keywords: Wildland-Urban Interface Fire, Structure Burn, Firebrand
Research Areas: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires
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