Accession Number:

ADA289964

Title:

Fire Hardening Assessment (FHA) Technology for Composite Systems.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

This report describes the application of a Fire Hardening Assessment FHA methodology to five composite materials. The results are compared to eight materials previously evaluated under Army contract and also materials examined for the U.S. Navy. The FHA Methodology consists for four tests 1 ignition, 2 combustion, fire propagation, and 4flame extinction. The tests are performed in a Flammability Apparatus designed to perform such tests. The test data was used to establish the Critical Heat Flux, Thermal Response Parameter, Fire Propagation Index, Heat Release Rate, Product Generation Parameter, Smoke Damage Parameter, Corrosion Index and Flame Extinction using Halon. The application of these composite materials is primarily for Army armored combat vehicle. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Safety Engineering
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE