Accession Number : ADA301960
Title : Assessment of the Risks Associated with the Use of Carbon Fibers in Surface Transportation.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 78-Jan 80,
Corporate Author : TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS CENTER CAMBRIDGE MA
Personal Author(s) : Hathaway, W. T. ; Hergenrother, K. M. ; Bogner, C. E.
PDF Url : ADA301960
Report Date : JUN 1980
Pagination or Media Count : 109
Abstract : This report presents the results of an assessment of the potential risks associated with the use of carbon-fiber composites in the surface transportation system and the development of a data base on the vulnerability of the surface transportation system to airborne carbon fibers. In conducting the risk assessment estimated the potential usage rate of carbon-fiber composites in surface transportation, the frequency and severity of vehicle fires and the expected carbon-fiber release from the composite in a fire. In developing the data base on the vulnerability, TSC reviewed and analyzed the electrical and electronic systems present in the various surface-transportation modes.
Descriptors : *RISK, *LAND TRANSPORTATION, *CARBON FIBERS, *HAZARDOUS MATERIALS, DATA BASES, TRANSPORTATION, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AIRBORNE, VULNERABILITY, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, RATES, SURFACES, VEHICLES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.
Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
Surface Transportation and Equipment
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE