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DEVELOPING RAPID RESPONSE INSTRUMENTATION PACKAGES TO QUANTIFY STRUCTURE IGNITION MECHANISMS IN WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE (WUI) FIRES

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Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Seul-Hyun Park, Thomas G. Cleary, John R. Shields

Abstract

Rapidly deployable instrumentation packages are being developed to be used during actual WUI fires to quantify structure ignition mechanisms. The packages are being designed to be placed near a given structure in the WUI and will provide video imaging of a structure at different vantage points as well as quantitative data on heat flux, wind speed, and relative humidity. Prior to attempting to use these instrumentation packages in real WUI fires, a series of proof-of-concept tests were conducted under prescribed fires. In these tests, a shed was used as a surrogate for a typical structure that would be found in the WUI. This presentation will focus on instrumentation package development and results from a recent deployment in a prescribed fire at Stafford Forge Wildlife Management Area in the State of New Jersey.
Proceedings Title
Fire and Materials 2009
Conference Dates
January 26-28, 2009
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA

Keywords

Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI), Rapid response instrumentation packages, Heat Flux

Citation

Manzello, S. , Park, S. , Cleary, T. and Shields, J. (2009), DEVELOPING RAPID RESPONSE INSTRUMENTATION PACKAGES TO QUANTIFY STRUCTURE IGNITION MECHANISMS IN WILDLAND-URBAN INTERFACE (WUI) FIRES, Fire and Materials 2009 , San Francisco, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=900884 (Accessed May 19, 2024)

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Created March 17, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017