Firebrand deposition and measurements of collected firebrands generated and transported from a full-Scale burn test using a large wooden building

Yoshihiko Hayashi, Takahiro Hebiishi, Junichi Izumi, Tomohiro Naruse, Naoyuki Itagaki, Takashi Hashimoto, Noboru Yasui, Yuji Hasemi

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    Abstract

    The fire experiment was conducted in Tsukuba in February, 2012 for studying a feasibility of a large wooden building. The building went up in flames and a large number of firebrands were generated and transported by wind. After the experiment, firebrands deposited in every location were collected and each total mass was measured. Consequently, the extent of the firebrand deposition and the distributions of the firebrand deposition density were obtained. The measurements of projected mass and volume of each firebrand revealed that firebrand mass density and dimensions decreased with a distance from the fire.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)605-610
    Number of pages6
    JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
    Volume20
    Issue number45
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Keywords

    • Deposition density of firebrand
    • Full-scale fire experiment
    • Large wooden building
    • Mass of firebrand
    • Volume of firebrand

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Building and Construction
    • Architecture

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