J-GLOBAL ID:200904099989579059  Research Project code:9800046723 Update date:Dec. 15, 2003

A Japan and the United States joint fire prevention research: The modeling of a fire expansion mechanism at an urban district

Study period:1996 - 1998
Organization (1):
Investigating Researcher (3):
Research overview:
Large scale flame examples, including a flame at urban districts in the earthquake at the southern portion in Hyogo prefecture, a flame at a hill in Auckland in 1991 still show a threat having a possibility of inducing large scale damage by a flame at urban districts in Japan and the United States of America. The latest flame example reports phenomena not sufficiently explain in the past knowledge, including remarkable flame joining, rapid flame propagation to below a slope or the like. Many issues requiring elucidation have been observed in a measure for the flame at the urban districts as well as flying sparks or the like which are indicated a delay in the elucidation. Meanwhile, the flame at the urban districts and its measure are important conditions to be a context for a regional fire prevention regulation. In this respect, promotion of understanding between Japan and United States of America is expected. The present research contrives modeling by experiments・numerical calculation based on a technique・a concept developed by a flame model research mainly in a building・member level in the flame expansion mechanism out of the properties・issues of the large scale flame at the urban districts. A mating country: The United States of America.
Organization with control over the research:
Research budget: 1996: \3,942,000

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