Accession Number : ADA130144

Title :   Optimization of Aircraft Seat Cushion Fire Blocking Layers.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 81-Jul 82,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONUATICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION MOFFETT FIELD CA AMES RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Kourtides,D A ; Parker,J A ; Ling,A C ; Hovatter,W R

PDF Url : ADA130144

Report Date : Mar 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 216

Abstract : This report describes work completed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration - for the Federal Aviation Administration Technical Center. The purpose of this work was to examine the potential of fire blocking mechanisms for aircraft seat cushions in order to provide an optimized seat configuration with adequate fire protection and minimum weight. Aluminized thermally stable fabrics were found to provide adequate fire protection when used inconjunction with urethane foams, while maintaining minimum weight and cost penalty.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft seats, *Urethanes, *Fire resistant materials, Optimization, Fire control system components, Foam rubber, Pads(Cushions), Flammability, Aluminum, Protective coverings, Thermal stability, Performance tests

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE