AN INVESTIGATION OF IN-FLIGHT FIRE PROTECTION WITH A TURBOFAN POWERPLANT INSTALLATION.
NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J
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The potential explosive and fire hazards and methods of detecting and controlling in-flight fires on modern aircraft powerplant installations were investigated under full-scale simulated low altitude flight conditions. Modifications were made to the pod-mounted turbofan engine test article to extend the program scope beyond the normal range of variables present on the installation. The test program consisted of five studies 1 environmental conditions producing thermal ignition of combustible mixtures and ignition characteristics, 2 characteristics of nacelle fires, 3 system performance and installation requirements for fire and overheat detection, 4 requirements for extinguishing and controlling fires, and 5 effects of fires and explosions on the powerplant installation. The results of the program are presented as fire safety design criteria and engineering data. Author
- Safety Engineering
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines