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WUI fire risk mitigation in Europe: A performance-based design approach at home-owner level

Author
Vacca, P.; Pastor, E.; Planas, E.; Caballero, D.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of safety science and resilience
Date of publication
2020-12
Volume
1
Number
2
First page
97
Last page
105
DOI
10.1016/j.jnlssr.2020.08.001
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/340285 Open in new window
URL
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666449620300244 Open in new window
Rewarded activity
Yes
Abstract
Fires at the Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) are becoming increasingly hazardous for life safety and property protection. Guidelines and standards for fire practitioners are needed in order to help WUI communities face this threat and become fire-adapted. A performance-based design approach (PBD) is proposed to deal with the complex issues present at the WUI homeowner scale, which entails the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) tools such as FDS in order to identify vulnerabilities in a qua...
Citation
Vacca, P. [et al.]. WUI fire risk mitigation in Europe: A performance-based design approach at home-owner level. "Journal of safety science and resilience", Desembre 2020, vol. 1, núm. 2, p. 97-105.
Keywords
CFD simulation, Design fire scenarios, House loss, Vulnerability assessment, Wildland-urban interface
Group of research
CERTEC - Centre for Technological Risk Studies

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