Accession Number:

ADA355704

Title:

Modelling of the HMAS Westralia Fire

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Report Date:

1998-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The HMAS Westralia fire incident of 5 May 1998, involved the combustion of a quantity of diesel fuel in the engine compartment. Four sailors were killed and the ship disabled. This paper presents the results of a series of fire engineering calculations, material measurements together with a computer based simulation of the HMAS Westralia fire. The modelling is used to give an insight into the behavior of the fire and physical phenomena observed.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE