Accession Number : AD0673084

Title :   FLAMING AND SELF-EXTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRCRAFT CABIN INTERIOR MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AVIATION FACILITIES EXPERIMENTAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY N J

Personal Author(s) : Marcy,John F. ; Johnson,Richard

Report Date : JUL 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : A study was made of the burning characteristics of some 140 different materials for the purpose of obtaining technical data and criteria needed to support current efforts to improve existing Federal Air Regulations governing the use of cabin interior materials in aviation. Comparative tests were conducted on two groups of materials; one consisting of materials now in use in air transport, and the second materials proposed for future use with superior fire resistance. Measurements were made of ignition time, burn and char lengths, flame-out time, burn rate, heat of combustion, flame-spread index, etc. Results of the tests were analyzed to indicate major flammability trends for different material classifications. Practical allowable flammability limits based on available materials technology were recommended for increasing the present fire protection requirements of interior materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, FLAMMABILITY), (*FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, *AIRCRAFT CABINS), TEXTILES, PLASTICS, LAMINATES, ELASTOMERS, IGNITION, BURNING RATE, HEAT OF COMBUSTION, FLAME PROPAGATION, SMOKE, TOXICITY, AIRCRAFT FIRES, FIRE SAFETY

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE