Accession Number : AD0675513

Title :   SMOKE AND GASES PRODUCED BY BURNING AIRCRAFT INTERIOR MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL BUREAU OF STANDARDS WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gross,D. ; Loftus,J. J. ; Lee,T. G. ; Gray,V. E.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Measurements are reported of the smoke produced during both flaming and smoldering exposures on 141 aircraft interior materials. Smoke is reported in terms of specific optical density, a dimensionless attenuation coefficient which defines the photometric obscuration produced by a quantity of smoke accumulated from a specimen of given thickness and unit surface area within a chamber of unit volume. A very wide range in the maximum specific optical density was observed. For the majority of materials, more smoke was produced during the flaming exposure test. However, certain materials produced significantly more smoke in the absence of open flaming. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL AVIATION, AIRCRAFT FIRES), (*AIRCRAFT FIRES, SMOKE), GAS ANALYSIS, MATERIALS, FLAMMABILITY, FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, TOXICITY, CALORIMETRY, THERMOGRAVIMETRIC ANALYSIS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, CURVE FITTING, THERMAL ANALYSIS, DEGRADATION, THERMAL STABILITY, AVIATION SAFETY

Subject Categories : Commercial and General Aviation
      Physical Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE