Fire experiment on diagonally arranged external louver for integrated façade system

Yutaka Misawa, Shigeru Hikone, Kenji Aburano, Yoshifumi Ohmiya, Shizuo Iwamoto, Mamoru Iwata

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The building facade plays an important role not only for ornament designs, but also for the safety and environmental impacts of the building. To satisfy these demands, the authors have proposed an integrated facade system using diagonally arranged louvers. When considering the safety, the verification of the behavior of the ejected plume from the building's openings is important as to prevent the fi re from spreading. A full scale fire experiment, in which the louvers were attached to the opening, has been carried out. The ejected plume behavior from the opening was verified through temperature and radiated heat measurement around the opening and the louvers and through study of the shape of the plume.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-552
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Issue number33
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2010


  • Diagonally arranged louver
  • Ejected plumes from opening
  • Facade
  • Full scale fire experiment
  • Refurbishment

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