Accession Number : AD0434800

Title :   AN ANALYSIS OF THE TEMPERATURE-TIME DATA OBTAINED FROM A STEEL CYLINDER ENGULFED BY AN AIRCRAFTFUEL FIRE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WEAPONS EVALUATION FACILITY ALBUQUERQUE N MEX

Personal Author(s) : Giere,Albert C.

Report Date : 29 FEB 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : An analytical method is presented for predicting the temperature-time history of an effectively infinite solid cylinder engulfed by a large, open, aircraft-fuel fire. Essentially, the method consists of the solution of the Fourier heat conduction equation for two different modes of heat transfer to the surface of the cylinder. When the fire temperature and the variations in it are known, the a priori prediction by use of the analytical method can be accurate to within 25 centigrade degrees. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR WEAPONS, AIRCRAFT), (*AIRCRAFT FIRES, NUCLEAR WEAPONS), VULNERABILITY, FOURIER ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, TEMPERATURE, TIME, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, MODEL TESTS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THEORY, HEAT TRANSFER

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE