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Quantifying the Vulnerabilities of Ceramic Tile Roofing Assemblies to Ignition during a Firebrand Attack

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Author(s)

Samuel L. Manzello, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Takefumi Yoneki, Yu Yamamoto

Abstract

An experimental campaign was conducted to investigate the vulnerabilities of ceramic tile roofing assembles to ignition under to a controlled firebrand attack using the NIST Firebrand Generator. The results of a parametric study on the ignition propensity of ceramic tile roofing assemblies under a firebrand attack using the Firebrand Generator installed inside the Fire Research Wind Tunnel Facility (FRWTF) at the Building Research Institute in Tsukuba, Japan is presented. Over the range of parameters considered, ceramic tile roofing assemblies were found to be vulnerable to ignition during a firebrand attack.
Citation
Fire Safety Journal
Volume
45

Keywords

wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires, ignition, firebrands, roofing

Citation

Manzello, S. , Hayashi, Y. , Yoneki, T. and Yamamoto, Y. (2010), Quantifying the Vulnerabilities of Ceramic Tile Roofing Assemblies to Ignition during a Firebrand Attack, Fire Safety Journal, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=902123 (Accessed May 22, 2024)

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Created January 1, 2010, Updated February 19, 2017