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Publication Citation: Workshop for Fire Structure Interaction and Urban and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires ‹ Operation Tomodachi ‹ Fire Research

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Author(s): Samuel L. Manzello; Tokiyoshi Yamada; Ann Jeffers; Yoshifumi Ohmiya; Keisuke Himoto; A C. Fernandez-Pello;
Title: Workshop for Fire Structure Interaction and Urban and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires ‹ Operation Tomodachi ‹ Fire Research
Published: May 13, 2013
Abstract: A workshop, known as ,Operation Tomodachi ‹ Fire ResearchŠ was held in Tokyo, Japan from July 1 to July 4, 2012. Tomodachi means friendship in Japanese. This workshop, under the direction of Dr. Samuel L. Manzello of EL-NIST and Dr. Tokiyoshi Yamada of the University of Tokyo, was conducted in partnership with the Japan Association of Fire Science and Engineering (JAFSE). The objective was to: (1) open a dialogue for new research collaborations between Japan/USA in an effort to develop scientifically based building codes and standards that will be of use to both countries to reduce the devastation caused by unwanted fires, (2) provide a forum for young generation researchers to present their work in order to develop lasting research collaborations. This is a formal continuation of the kickoff meeting held at NIST‰s Engineering Laboratory (EL-NIST) in June 2011. USA presentations were delivered from: NIST, Purdue University, University of Texas-Austin, Michigan State University, University of Michigan, Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), University of California-Berkeley, California Polytechnic University (CALPOLY), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the University of Delaware (organizations are listed based on the order of oral presentation). Japanese presentations were delivered from: The University of Tokyo, Building Research Institute (BRI), Takenaka Corporation, Center for Better Living, Shimizu Corporation, TUS, National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management (NILIM), Kyoto University, NRIFD, Yamagata University, and Kobe University (organizations are listed based on the order of oral presentation). All of the presentations are documented in a recent NIST Special Publication (NIST SP 1137). The present paper provides a detailed summary for the need of this workshop as well as the findings obtained from the event. It is desired that this activity will motivate the next generation of
Citation: Fire Safety Journal
Volume: 59
Pages: pp. 122 - 131
Keywords: WUI Fires; Fire-Structure Interaction
Research Areas: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires
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