Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Case Western Reserve University Research Indicates Whole-House Fire Blankets Could Save Structures in Wildfires.

Professor Fumiaki Takahashi’s research was recently published by Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering. The research indicates that wrapping a home in a fire blanket not only keeps flames from getting to the structure but it also helps to reflect the heat.

To view the online publication, please click here.

This research was also featured in local news on TV. The actual test was done in New Jersey in 2011. You can watch the video here.