Accession Number:

ADA301960

Title:

Assessment of the Risks Associated with the Use of Carbon Fibers in Surface Transportation.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 78-Jan 80,

Corporate Author:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA

Report Date:

1980-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

109.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of an assessment of the potential risks associated with the use of carbon-fiber composites in the surface transportation system and the development of a data base on the vulnerability of the surface transportation system to airborne carbon fibers. In conducting the risk assessment estimated the potential usage rate of carbon-fiber composites in surface transportation, the frequency and severity of vehicle fires and the expected carbon-fiber release from the composite in a fire. In developing the data base on the vulnerability, TSC reviewed and analyzed the electrical and electronic systems present in the various surface-transportation modes.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Surface Transportation and Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE