Accession Number : ADA302337

Title :   Assessment of Carbon Fiber Electrical Effects.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

PDF Url : ADA302337

Report Date : 05 DEC 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 282

Abstract : Carbon fibers used in structural composites are light weight and electrically conductive. When carbon fiber composites are burned, such as may occur in an aircraft crash fire, the lightweight conductive carbon fibers may be released from the composite and become airborne.

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *AVIATION SAFETY, *AIRCRAFT FIRES, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, VULNERABILITY, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, LIGHTWEIGHT, CIVIL AVIATION, AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT, MALFUNCTIONS, CARBON REINFORCED COMPOSITES, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, CRASHES.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE