Department of Fire Engineering R&D Subject List

Principal research and development subjects conducted so far are as follows. Although each subject has link to a PDF file where the outline of the subject is described basically in Japanese.

Currently Enforced Subjects for Fiscal Year 2015
(Please note that outlines of currently enforced subjects are only in Japanese.)

  1. Development of evaluation method on Fire Safety for Interior Finish and Facades used in Green Buildings
  2. Design fire for evaluation of fire spread hazard between buildings
  3. Development of an estimation method for the loss due to anticipated post-earthquake fires in the Tokyo metropolitan area
  4. A simulation method for tsunami-induced fire damage prediction
  5. Equivalence of selective fire testing condition for assessing both fire resistance performance in cooling phase and failure mechanisms
  6. Development of evaluation method of gas toxicity in building fire

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2014

  1. Study on Assessment and Fire Resistance of Protected Steel Elements Exposed to Various Fire Severities
  2. Study on Engineering Calculation Method for Fire Resistance of Wall with Different Thicknesses

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2013

  1. Development of Techniques for Improving Fire Safety of Existing Non-Conformed Buildings
  2. Study on Burning Characteristics of Firebrands for Urban Fire Safety
  3. Feasibility Study on Issues on Fire Safety of Green Buildings

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2012

  1. Research and development of a method for evaluating fire resistance of fire barriers under thermal stress and/or forced deformation by structural elements in a fire
  2. Development of Evaluation Method for Fire Safety Performance of Interior and Exterior Systems Containing Combustible Materials

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2011

  1. Development of the fire materials test method.

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2010

  1. Development of fire safety verification methods using fire risk assessment related functional requirements
  2. Development of Urban Fire Simulator Incorporated with Spot Fires Caused by Firebrands
  3. Development of New Test Method for Evaluation of Fire Propagation along Facade Wall with Exterior Thermal Insulation

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2009

  1. Basic Study on Strength of the Structural Steel (SS400) under elevated Temperatures from a View of the beginnings of collapse

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2008

  1. Development of performance-based fire safety design methods using fire risk assessment
  2. Study on Supporting Existing Disaster Prevention Measures for Promoting Urban Planning from Disaster Prevention Viewpoint
  3. Development of the examination technology for the improvement in reliability of the performance evaluation test data of fire material

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2007

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2006

  1. Experimental Study on the Collapse-load of H-shape Beams and Columns under Elevated Temperature from 25 to 800 degrees Celsius

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2005

  1. Advanced design and evaluation method for fire safety performances of buildings
  2. Study on Development of Urban Fire Simulation Model using Fire Wind Tunnel Experiments and CFD Results
  3. Escape planning for mobility impaired persons in fire emergency

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2004

  1. Clarification of fire property in space from which peculiar fire load is assumed and development of fire safety evaluation technology
  2. Estimation of Room Temperature at Fire Occasions Based on Realistic Distribution of Combustibles
  3. Study on Fire Protection by Trees
  4. Study on the inflammable test method of building materials

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2003

  1. Study on Mechanism of Spot Fires by Firebrands seen in City Fire using Fire Wind Tunnel and CFD
  2. Development of Performance Evaluation Tools for Fire Resistance of Building Structures

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2002

  1. The development of the fire performance evaluation method for city fire

Subjects Completed in Fiscal Year of 2001

  1. Experimental and Numerical Study on Urban Fire Spread under Windy Conditions
  2. Evaluation method of heat release rate of a fire compartment considering random distribution of combustibles
  3. Elucidation of fire properties by peculiar space and method of evaluating safety.
  4. A study of the combustion examining method of materials for building construction
  5. Evaluation tensile strength of structural components for fire resistance design under fire condition

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