Accession Number : AD0745122

Title :   Aircraft Ground Fire Suppression and Rescue Systems--Basic Relationships in Military Fires.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 12 Jan-1 Sep 71 on Phases 1 and 2,

Corporate Author : STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Alger,Ray S. ; Capener,Erwin L.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 148

Abstract : Experimental pool fires of JP5 3 ft and 10 ft in diameter were instrumented to measure heat fluxes, burning rates, and suppression characteristics. Test substrates included water, sand and gravel. In these tests the extinguishment system was designed to give a uniform rate of application over the burning fuel surface. The suppressant spray was characterized as to uniformity, average deop size, and interaction kinetics with the fuel surface. Radiation fluxes at varying distances from the fire were related to wind velocity, location of measuring station, type of substrate and the water content of the substrate. Fuel burning rates were related to wind velocity and substrate characteristics. Site preparations are described for 100 ft x 100 ft fires. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET ENGINE FUELS, *FIRE EXTINGUISHERS), (*AVIATION ACCIDENTS, FIRES), SPRAYS, AIRCRAFT FIRES, AVIATION SAFETY, TEST FACILITIES, TEST METHODS, PATTERN RECOGNITION, HEAT FLUX, BURNING RATE, DATA PROCESSING, AIR FORCE RESEARCH, WATER, SAND, GRAVEL

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Fuels

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE