Accession Number : ADA117905

Title :   Dayton Aircraft Cabin Fire Model, Version 3, Volume I. Physical Description.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 80-31 Mar 81,


Personal Author(s) : MacArthur,Charles D

PDF Url : ADA117905

Report Date : Jun 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : Version 3 of the Dayton Aircraft cabin Fire Model (DACFIR) has been created as a refinement and generalization of earlier mathematical models for the computer simulation of fire growth in the cabin of a commercial transport airplane. The model uses data from laboratory tests on the cabin furnishing materials and a zone (control volume) representation of the cabin atmosphere to predict the accumulation of heat, smoke, and gases resulting from arbitrary ignition sources specified in the program input. The major improvements included in Version 3 are a revised cabin atmosphere model which allows for multiple compartments and the prescribed entry of exterior fire gases, and an implicit numerical integration technique for the atmosphere equations. Volume I of this report contains a full description of the model's predictions to the results of three full-scale cabin fire tests. Volume II consists of appendices which include a user's guide and listing of the computer code. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft fires, *Aircraft cabins, *Mathematical models, Physical properties, Computerized simulation, Fire safety, Smoke, Gases, Toxic hazards, Ventilation, Flammability, Thermal radiation, Heat, Pressurized cabins, Atmosphere models, Geometry, Numerical integration

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE