IBHS test chamber is a unique facility to study the effects of wind on fire. The test chamber area is equal to four basketball courts which allows researchers to perform large scale wind and fire tests. The test chamber is equipped with 105 fans that can generate gusty wind ranging from 12 to 120 mph. In this presentation, we will share our experience on creating realistic gusty wind and its effects on fire tests. Then, we will talk about translating our research into real-world applications through building codes and public policy.

Media Record Details

Oct 21, 2021
Daniel J. Gorham, Faraz Hedayati

Cataloging Information

Fire Behavior
Wildland Urban Interface

NRFSN number: 23840
Record updated: October 6, 2022