Dayton Aircraft Cabin Fire Model, Version 3, Volume I. Physical Description.
Final rept. 1 Apr 80-31 Mar 81,
DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST
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Version 3 of the Dayton Aircraft cabin Fire Model DACFIR has been created as a refinement and generalization of earlier mathematical models for the computer simulation of fire growth in the cabin of a commercial transport airplane. The model uses data from laboratory tests on the cabin furnishing materials and a zone control volume representation of the cabin atmosphere to predict the accumulation of heat, smoke, and gases resulting from arbitrary ignition sources specified in the program input. The major improvements included in Version 3 are a revised cabin atmosphere model which allows for multiple compartments and the prescribed entry of exterior fire gases, and an implicit numerical integration technique for the atmosphere equations. Volume I of this report contains a full description of the models predictions to the results of three full-scale cabin fire tests. Volume II consists of appendices which include a users guide and listing of the computer code. Author
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