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Engineering’s Fumiaki Takahashi gives expertise on shielding structures from wildfires

How one foil-wrapped home survived the Caldor Fire as everything around it burned

New York Post: Fumiaki Takahashi, professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and head of the Fire Combustion Laboratory, said that wrapping buildings with what are known as fire blankets—or aluminized structure—can foil the flames of a wildfire. He has conducted experiments in laboratories and also in a prescribed burn area and concluded that two-layer blankets with an aluminum surface can block up to 92% of the convective heat and 96% of the radiation.