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 of the 55th Japanese Combustion Symposium
November 13-15, 2017
Firebrand, Generation, Large Outdoor Fires, WUI Fires, Urban Fires