Accession Number : AD0451950


Title :   FIRE PROTECTION RESEARCH PROGRAM FOR SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT


Descriptive Note : Rept. for Dec 1963-Aug 1964


Corporate Author : DYNAMIC SCIENCE CORP SOUTH PASADENA CA


Personal Author(s) : Gerstein, Melvin ; Allen, Robert D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/451950.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 237


Abstract : The problem associated with flight fires in supersonic transport aircraft include most of the factors present in conventional aircraft as well as some additional problems caused part by the high temperatures produced by supersonic flight and new design concepts. The possibility that the major fuel storage areas may be in the fuselage poses problems different from those associated with conventional wing tanks. This study consists of three parts: (1) A summary of the environmental factors associated with the supersonic transport which affect the fire hazard problem and the problem of fire protection; (2) A summary of existing technical data pertinent to fire hazards and fire protection and interpretations of these data in terms of the supersonic transport.


Descriptors :   *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , *AVIATION SAFETY , *AIRCRAFT FIRES , *SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT , TEMPERATURE , DETECTION , HAZARDS , IGNITION , ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT , FLAMMABILITY , FIRE EXTINGUISHERS , HYDRAULIC FLUIDS , VAPORIZATION , JET ENGINE FUELS , VAPOR PRESSURE , FLAME PROPAGATION , AVIATION FUELS , VENTILATION , SURFACE PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Safety Engineering


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE