Faculty Advisor

Puchovsky, Milosh T.

Abstract

Wildfires place residential homes at risk in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). This project utilized a Performance-Based Design approach to develop and evaluate an exterior water spray system to improve the survivability of a residential structure from a firebrand exposure during a wildfire. A fire scenario was developed to quantify the wildfire threat and study the impact of firebrands on residential structures. Firebrand transport and accumulation were modeled using Fire Dynamics Simulator (FDS). A water spray system was developed to meet specific goals for the scenario and consists of a tank and pump to supply the system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2019

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

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