INVESTIGATING WIND DRIVEN FIREBRAND PENETRATION INTO BUILDING VENTS
Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka S. Suzuki, Yoshihiko Hayashi
Evidence suggests that wind driven firebrand showers are responsible for a majority of structure ignitions in Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) fires in the USA and urban fires in Japan. This study is aimed at extensively quantifying firebrand penetration through building vents using the NIST Firebrand Generator (Dragon) coupled to BRI's Fire Research Wind Tunnel Facility (FRWTF). Mesh size was varied to determine if mesh alone can retard firebrand penetration into building vents.
Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering (JAFSE)
, Suzuki, S.
and Hayashi, Y.
INVESTIGATING WIND DRIVEN FIREBRAND PENETRATION INTO BUILDING VENTS, Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering (JAFSE), Sapporo, -1, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=905187
(Accessed November 30, 2023)