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

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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