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Investigation on Firebrand Generation from Reduced-scale Mock-ups



Samuel Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki


Firebrands generated from structures are known to be a source of rapid flame spread within communities in large outdoor fires, such as wildland-urban (WUI) fires, and urban fires. It is important to better understand firebrand generation mechanism. To this end, a series of experiments were performed using mock-ups of full-scale walls exposed to wind. The objective of this study was to examine if experiments with mock-ups may provide insight into firebrand generation from structures. Specifically, generated firebrands were collected and compared with those collected from full-scale components. Results of these experiments will be presented and discussed.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 55th Japanese Combustion Symposium
Conference Dates
November 13-15, 2017
Conference Location
Toyama, JP


Firebrand, Generation, Large Outdoor Fires, WUI Fires, Urban Fires


Manzello, S. and Suzuki, S. (2017), Investigation on Firebrand Generation from Reduced-scale Mock-ups, Proceedings of the 55th Japanese Combustion Symposium, Toyama, JP (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created November 12, 2017, Updated April 11, 2022