Accession Number:

AD0686045

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF IN-FLIGHT FIRE PROTECTION WITH A TURBOFAN POWERPLANT INSTALLATION.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

241.0

Abstract:

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

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE