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Garnering understanding into complex firebrand generation processes from large outdoor fires using simplistic laboratory-scale experimental methodologies



Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki


A simple laboratory-scale experimental method was developed to study firebrand generation processes. As part of these experiments, Japanese wind facilities were used to elucidate the effect of wind speed on the firebrand generation. It was found that very simple experimental methodologies developed as part of this study for mock-ups of full-scale roofing assemblies yielded important understanding into firebrand generation processes for both real-scale structure combustion processes as well as available firebrand information from urban and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires.


wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, urban fires, large outdoor fires and the built environment, firebrand, firebrand generation, structure firebrands
Created February 2, 2020