Accession Number:

ADA058547

Title:

Dayton Aircraft Cabin Fire Model Validation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 76-Nov 77 on Phase 1,

Corporate Author:

DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

145.0

Abstract:

Results are presented of an evaluation of the Dayton Aircraft Fire Model DACFIR by comparison to seven full-scale cabin mock-up fire tests. Refinements made to the mathematical model as a result of the comparison are given. Refinements include a generalization of the treatment of the cabin geometry to include cabins of various widths, improved thermal radiation modeling, computation of oxygen consumption, and a treatment of forced ventilation. A laboratory testing program to acquire flammability, smoke, and gas generation data on the furnishing materials of the full-scale test is described. Based on the results of the comparisons, sections of the mathematical model which require further refinement are identified and some appropriate refinements are suggested. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE