On the Importance of Firebrand Processes in Large Outdoor Fires

Published: May 15, 2019

Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello

Abstract

Firebrands are produced from combustion of both vegetative and structural fuels in large outdoor fires. It is well known that firebrand generation, transport, and ignition mechanisms result in rapid and potentially devastating fire spread processes in large outdoor fires. In this article, the basic mechanisms of firebrand generation, transport, and ignition are discussed with an emphasis on how fundamental combustion knowledge may play an important role in this complex problem.
Citation: Journal of the Combustions Society of Japan
Volume: 61
Pub Type: Journals

Keywords

Firebrands, Ignition, Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Fires, Urban Fires, Informal Settlement Fires
Created May 15, 2019, Updated May 21, 2019