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DEVELOPMENT OF REDUCED-SCALE EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY TO STUDY FIREBRAND IGNTION

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Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki

Abstract

Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, have destroyed communities throughout the USA. The best way forward to address the WUI fire problem is hardening of structures [1]. Without standard laboratory test methods, it is impossible to evaluate and compare the performance to different building elements ability to resist firebrand ignition. It cannot be over-stated that current understanding of building component type to WUI exposure is still mainly predicated on anecdotal evidence. The limited WUI building codes and standards in practice lack scientific rigor and, when implemented, it is not clear if these present any benefit to structures in the path of hazardous WUI exposures.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering
Conference Dates
May 16-17, 2015
Conference Location
Yamagata

Keywords

WUI Fires, Firebrands, Ignition

Citation

Manzello, S. and Suzuki, S. (2015), DEVELOPMENT OF REDUCED-SCALE EXPERIMENTAL FACILITY TO STUDY FIREBRAND IGNTION, Proceedings of the Annual Symposium of the Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering, Yamagata, -1 (Accessed June 19, 2024)

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Created May 16, 2015, Updated February 19, 2017