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Operation Tomodachi -Fire Research Special Issue



Samuel L. Manzello, Sayaka Suzuki


NIST’s Engineering Laboratory (EL-NIST) hosted “Operation Tomodachi – Fire Research” on March 16-18, 2015 in Gaithersburg, MD USA. Tomodachi means friendship in Japanese. This workshop was organized by Dr. Samuel L. Manzello of EL-NIST in partnership with the Japan Association for Fire Science and Engineering (JAFSE). Dr. Sayaka Suzuki of the National Research Institute of Fire and Disaster (NRIFD) served as the liaison between JAFSE and EL-NIST.
Fire Technology


Large Outdoor Fires, Fire-Structure Interaction


Manzello, S. and Suzuki, S. (2016), Operation Tomodachi -Fire Research Special Issue, Fire Technology, [online], (Accessed December 5, 2023)
Created July 1, 2016, Updated November 10, 2018