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Title

Garnering understanding into complex firebrand generation processes from large outdoor fires using simplistic laboratory-scale experimental methodologies
Document Type: Journal Article
Author(s): Sayaka Suzuki; Samuel L. Manzello
Publication Year: 2020

Cataloging Information

Keyword(s):
  • firebrands
  • laboratory fires
  • urban fire
  • wildfire
  • wind effects
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Record Last Modified: February 4, 2020
FRAMES Record Number: 60667

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.

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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: online early.