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Publication Citation: Development and Characterization of Continuous Feed Firebrand Generator

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Author(s): Samuel L. Manzello; Sayaka Suzuki;
Title: Development and Characterization of Continuous Feed Firebrand Generator
Published: May 06, 2013
Abstract: Evidence suggests that wind driven firebrand showers are a major cause of structural ignition in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires. While firebrands have been researched for over four decades, prior studies have focused mainly on how far firebrands fly and are of limited use to design firebrand resistant structures. The NIST Firebrand Generator (NIST Dragon) is an experimental device that can generate a firebrand shower in a safe and repeatable fashion. The coupling of the NIST Dragon and BRI‰s FRWTF is leading to progress in assessing vulnerabilities of structures to a firebrand attack. A brief summary of key results to date using the NIST Dragon installed in the FRWTF are provided elsewhere (e.g. [1]) While the NIST Dragon has been used to
Proceedings: 2013 Annual JAFSE Symposium
Pages: pp. 86 - 87
Location: Kumamoto, -1
Dates: June 8-9, 2013
Keywords: WUI Fires
Research Areas: Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires, Homeland Security and Disaster Resilience