Accession Number : AD0423752

Title :   EFFECT OF OXYGEN ENRICHED ATMOSPHERE ON BURNING RATE OF FABRICS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Chianta,Maria A.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : To determine the optimal atmospheric conditions attainable in space capsules, the burning pattern of several fabrics in oxygen enriched environments (20-100% O2) at 4.6 psia pressure was studied. The data demonstrate that at the pressure used burning is enhanced by oxygen enrichment regardless of the ratio of oxygen to nitrogen. A definite though small advantage exhibited by the synthetic material HT-1 over the other two fabrics implies that it would be profitable to pursue the study by varying the pressure as well as the oxygen concentration. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, BURNING RATE), CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, COMBUSTION, OXYGEN, NITROGEN, TEST FACILITIES, IGNITION, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE