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FIREBRAND ATTACK ON CERAMIC TILE ROOFING ASSEMBLIES

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Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Takefumi Yoneki, Yu Yamamoto

Abstract

The present study is concerned with investigating the ignition of ceramic roofing assembles (Spanish tile roofing) to a controlled firebrand attack using the Firebrand Generator. Current standards exist to test ignition of roofing decks to firebrands by placing a burning wood crib on top of a section of a roof assembly under an air flow. The dynamic process of multiple firebrands landing under ceramic tiles/gaps as a function of time is not taken into account. The results of a parametric study on the ignition propensity of ceramic roofing assemblies under a firebrand attack using the Firebrand Generator installed inside the Fire Research Wind Tunnel Facility (FRWTF) at BRI is presented and discussed.
Proceedings Title
FIRE AND MATERIALS 2009
Conference Dates
January 26-28, 2009
Conference Location
San Francisco, CA

Keywords

Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fire, Firebrand, Firebrand Generator

Citation

Manzello, S. , Hayashi, Y. , Yoneki, T. and Yamamoto, Y. (2009), FIREBRAND ATTACK ON CERAMIC TILE ROOFING ASSEMBLIES, FIRE AND MATERIALS 2009, San Francisco, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=900911 (Accessed June 17, 2024)

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Created March 17, 2009, Updated February 19, 2017