Accession Number : ADA131047

Title :   Fire Containment Characteristics of Aircraft Class D Cargo Compartments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 81-Sep 82,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Blake,David R ; Hill,Richard G

PDF Url : ADA131047

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Eighteen tests were conducted in a 640-cubic foot simulated class D cargo compartment test article. Various ceiling lining materials, cargo loading configuration, air leakage rates, and fire sources were examined in a effort to determining the conditions likely to occur during a class D cargo compartment fire. The lining materials used in this project passed the requirements of FAR 25.853 and 25.855 (vertical and forty-five degree bunsen burner lab tests); however, they did not always successfully contain the cargo fires. The major conclusion of this study is that FAR 25.853 and 25.855 do not insure adequate burn-through resistance of class D cargo liners subjected to realistic fires. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bays(Structural units), *Commercial aircraft, *Aircraft fires, Fire resistant materials, Cargo, Oxygen, Leakage(Fluid), Configurations, Simulation

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE