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Garnering understanding into complex firebrand generation processes from large outdoor fires using simplistic laboratory-scale experimental methodologies

Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki, Sam Manzello
Year Published: 2020
Description:

A simple laboratory-scale experimental method was developed to study firebrand generation processes. As part of these experiments, Japanese wind facilities were used to elucidate the effect of wind speed on firebrand generation from structural materials. It was found that very simple experimental methodologies developed as part of this study for mock-ups of full-scale roofing assemblies yielded important understanding into firebrand generation processes for both real-scale structure combustion processes as well as available firebrand information from urban and wildland-urban interface (WUI) fires.

Citation: Suzuki, Sayaka; Manzello, Samuel L. 2020. Garnering understanding into complex firebrand generation processes from large outdoor fires using simplistic laboratory-scale experimental methodologies. Fuel 267:117154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2020.117154
Topic(s): Fire Behavior, Wildland Urban Interface
Ecosystem(s): None
Document Type: Book or Chapter or Journal Article
NRFSN number: 21300
FRAMES RCS number: 60667
Record updated: Jun 2, 2020