Accession Number : AD0695640

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF FIREBRAND GENERATION

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Aug 1967-Dec 1968

Corporate Author : IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO IL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Waterman, Thomas E

PDF Url : AD0695640

Report Date : Jan 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Experiments were performed to assess the capability of various roof constructions to produce firebrands when subjected to a building fire. These tests of roof segments were conducted by placing the roofs over the top of a two story fire chamber and, by means of a screen trap and quenching pool, collecting all brands generated. Effects of different building heights (unrestricted fire height) and wind induced internal pressures were simulated by imposing additional pressure on the fire chamber interior.

Descriptors :   *FIRES, *FLAMMABILITY, *NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, *ROOFS, AREA COVERAGE, ASPHALT, BUILDINGS, CEMENTS, IGNITION, PRESSURE, URBAN AREAS, WIND, WOOD

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE