Accession Number : AD0726001

Title :   Fuel Values and Burning Times of Selected Fuel Arrays.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Bracciaventi,John

Report Date : 05 MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Fuel values and burning times of seventeen selected window fuel arrays were determined experimentally for conditions under which the arrays are commonly found. The results were compared with predicted fuel values and burning times made in conjunction with surveys of Providence and Detroit. The results indicate that the fuel values for the burning arrays are on the average 50 percent lower than those predicted. The flaming time of the fuels was found to be twice to six times those predicted, however the hanging fuels fell to the floor in considerably shorter times than the estimated burning times. Some of the implications of the results to room flashover are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEXTILES, *COMBUSTION), (*BUILDINGS, FIRES), (*NUCLEAR WARFARE, URBAN AREAS), CIVIL DEFENSE, HOUSING(DWELLINGS), FIRE SAFETY, FIRE RESISTANT TEXTILES, FLAMMABILITY, BURNING RATE

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Nuclear Warfare
      Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE