Hardening of Structures to Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Expsoures
Samuel L. Manzello
Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires, have destroyed communities throughout the world. In the USA, over 46 million homes in 70,000 communities are at risk of WUI fires [1-2]. These fires have destroyed an average of 3000 structures annually over the last decade and are rapidly growing [1-2]. The WUI fire problem may be viewed as a structure ignition problem. Since the best way forward to address the WUI problem is the hardening of structures , the technical basis for improved test standards and building codes are being developed. In this paper, a series of research gaps are discussed that must be addressed to be able to design buiding components to resist firebrand igntion, a significant hazard in WUI fire exposures.
October 14-16, 2014
15th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection, AUBE 14
Hardening of Structures to Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fire Expsoures, 15th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection, AUBE 14 , Duisburg, -1
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