Accession Number : ADA140796

Title :   Aircraft Seat Fire Blocking Layers. Effectiveness and Benefits under Various Scenarios.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Hill,R G ; Brown,L J ; Speitel,L ; Johnson,G R ; Sarkos,C

PDF Url : ADA140796

Report Date : Feb 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : Full-scale tests were conducted utilizing the C133 test article located in the Full-Scale Fire Test Facility to determine the benefits that could be derived from fire blocking aircraft passenger seats. Various fire scenarios were selected and tests conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of various blocking materials. The scenarios selected fell into three broad classifications, post-crash, inflight, and ramp type fires. Test results indicate that the use of a fire-blocking material could increase survivable evacuation time during a post-crash fire that enters a fuselage through a break in the cabin, by as much as 50 percent. Tests also indicate that in-flight and ramp type fires that could destroy the aircraft with present seating materials, could be controlled with the use of a fire-blocking material. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft fires, *Seats, *Pads(Cushions), *Aviation safety, Urethanes, Foam, Layers, Blocking, Materials, Combustion, Scale models, Scenarios, Fuselages, Ramps, Evacuation, Survivability, Test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE