Accession Number:

ADA179316

Title:

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials. Volume 4. Fire Dynamics and Scenarios

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

This volume in the series on the Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials focuses on improving fire safety by means of a better understanding of fire dynamics and extended use of fire scenarios. Specifically, this combined approach would yield 1 the development of more fire-safe materials 2 the design and development of more relevant materials test methods and 3 the employment of more fire-safe designs. The study reported in this volume assesses the state of the art of fire dynamics and recommends that the present decreasing trend of funding in this area be reversed and sharply increased if the full potential of the scientific approach to improved fire safety is to be realized. Conclusions are drawn in each chapter and recommendations are made.

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology
  • Textiles
  • Miscellaneous Materials
  • Plastics
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE