Accession Number:

ADA364776

Title:

Post-Flashover Fires in Shipboard Compartments Aboard Ex-USS Shadwell. Phase 5 - Fire Dynamics.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1999-05-31

Pagination or Media Count:

106.0

Abstract:

The Internal Ship Conflagration Control ISCC program was initiated to address issues raised by the missile-induced fire on the USS Stark. Initial testing at the Naval Research Laboratory NRL Chesapeake Beach Detachment CBD was used to develop preliminary beat transfer data and intervention strategies. The results and findings from CBD were scaled to larger shipboard compartments on the ex-USS Shadwell. This report describes the initial series of ISCC tests conducted on the ex-USS Shadwell that were designed to adapt the design fire developed at CBD to larger spaces and characterize fire spread of a post-flashover fire. This report provides the baseline documentation of the test spaces and fundamental heat transfer data. A statistical analysis of the data indicated that ambient wind speed and direction was a significant factor in heat transfer characteristics. A statistical model was developed to predict the impact of ambient conditions on heat transfer.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE