Projects Tag: Japan

Fire spread throughout a building is influenced by factors including geometry, fire size, and ventilation. This project from Kyoto University in Japan seeks to create a mathematical method to model the fire spread between rooms. To validate the work, the…
This project from Japan studies the fire spread characteristics between combustibles in a building compartment. These fire spread characteristics and smoke layer characteristics are investigated by varying the distance between the fire sources and the wall, ceiling height, and the…
Takenaka has the world’s largest state-of-the-art R&D Institute. Never before in history, have the issues been more challenging and finding solutions more crucial. Takenaka's planners, architects, engineers and contractors must meet ever more complex client needs with increasingly advanced technologies.…

Kyoto University

August 1920
The current rapid changes of the social environment have brought about a need to develop studies on architecture as a synthetic system as well as the studies in fundamental and advanced fields, in order to produce higher quality and multi-functional…
In 1981, Tokyo University of Science established Department of Fire Science and Technology in its Institute for Science and Technology. The aim was to set up a research center that would promote research on the safety technology to protect human…
The General Building Research Corporation of Japan (GBRC) is a nonprofit foundation which was established in 1964. The mission of GBRC is to improve quality and safety of buildings for the public welfare by conducting wide-ranging research and testing activities…
As photovoltaic systems are becoming more common, so is the probability of electric shock to firefighters from the systems. This report confirms and quantifies how flame light from a fire can generate power in a photovoltaic system and thereby lead…
One of the dangers to firefighters in a photovoltaic power system fire is an electric shock. In this study, NRIFD investigated the attenuation effect on power generation of photovoltaic modules with various shieldings.
This NRIFD report is an investigation into the fire defense response to the 2011 earthquake. Efficiency of the response was decreased due to widespread damage, loss of infrastructure, and preparedness for a following tsunami. The investigation reviews activities that worked…
While photovoltaic systems are become widely used in applications from houses to mega solar power plants, we have insufficient knowledge about fire behavior, firefighting, and safety for firefighters in photovoltaic system fires. In this publication, NRIFD carried out experiments covering…
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