Accession Number : ADA289964

Title :   Fire Hardening Assessment (FHA) Technology for Composite Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB WATERTOWN MA MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Tewarson, Archibald

PDF Url : ADA289964

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This report describes the application of a Fire Hardening Assessment (FHA) methodology to five composite materials. The results are compared to eight materials previously evaluated under Army contract and also materials examined for the U.S. Navy. The FHA Methodology consists for four tests: (1) ignition, (2) combustion, () fire propagation, and (4)flame extinction. The tests are performed in a Flammability Apparatus designed to perform such tests. The test data was used to establish the Critical Heat Flux, Thermal Response Parameter, Fire Propagation Index, Heat Release Rate, Product Generation Parameter, Smoke Damage Parameter, Corrosion Index and Flame Extinction using Halon. The application of these composite materials is primarily for Army armored combat vehicle. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *COMBUSTION, *ARMORED VEHICLES, *FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, DAMAGE, POLYMERS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, SMOKE, IGNITION, FLAME PROPAGATION, HEAT FLUX, FIRE SUPPRESSION, FIRE EXTINGUISHERS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Safety Engineering
      Combustion and Ignition
      Combat Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE