Accession Number:

ADA179318

Title:

Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials. Volume 6. Aircraft. Civil and Military

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

268.0

Abstract:

This is the sixth volume in a series The fire safety aspects of polymeric materials are examined with primary emphasis on human survival. A study has been made of fire safety aspects of polymeric materials used in military and civil aircraft. After a preliminary system analysis, fire incident scenarios based on actual experience but not reproducing any single fire were devised. The problem of human survival in case of aircraft fire were assessed in terms of materials, test methods used to evaluate materials, smoke and toxicity, fire dynamics, and design use of materials. Conclusions are drawn in each chapter and appropriate implementable recommendations made.

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Elastomers and Rubber
  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE