Accession Number : AD0718116

Title :   Crash Fire Hazard Evaluation of Jet Fuels.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR PROPULSION TEST CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA AERONAUTICAL ENGINE DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Atkinson,Andrew J. ; Eklund,Thor I.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : An investigation was conducted to determine the relative crash fire hazards of jet fuels under survivable crash conditions. Kerosene, JP-4, and mixtures of both were evaluated under various release modes (pools, drips, streams and sprays) and in the presence of possible ignition sources (electrical sparks, friction sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces). Wind speed, wind air temperature and fuel temperatures were also varied. The results of the evaluation and the conclusions reached are discussed in the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, *FIRE SAFETY), AIRCRAFT FIRES, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, IGNITION, KEROSENE, TEMPERATURE, WIND, FLAMMABILITY

Subject Categories : Combustion and Ignition
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE