Accession Number : AD0724793

Title :   Experimental Determination of Fuel Values and Burning Behavior of Window Hangings.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FACTORY MUTUAL RESEARCH CORP NORWOOD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Crandlemere,R. Wayne ; Miller,Myron J.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 82

Abstract : The report summarizes a test program conducted by Factory Mutual Research Corporation (FMRC) to estimate the fuel values and burning times of tinder fuels in the form of window hangings as commonly found in urban areas. The fuel arrays were ignited in a manner simulating the time to ignition and the area initially ignited for fuel arrays exposed to a nuclear weapons thermal pulse at a window. The fuel arrays were ignited and measurements made under conditions reasonably approximating room conditions. The fuels were allowed to burn freely, with no assistance from other fuels or forced air supply. No flame inhibitors or suppressants were introduced into the experiment except where noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, *THERMAL RADIATION), (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, URBAN AREAS), DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), FIRES, BURNING RATE, FLAME PROPAGATION, TEST METHODS, STATISTICAL DATA, CIVIL DEFENSE

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE