Accession Number : ADA304467

Title :   Development of Fire Test Methods for Airplane Interior Materials.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Tustin, Everett A.

PDF Url : ADA304467

Report Date : 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 299

Abstract : This program consisted of four study phases to develop fire test methods, ranking airplane interior materials by their probable performance during in-flight and post-crash fires. A fifth phase evaluated some experimental materials, using the laboratory and large scale fire test methods employed in the test methods study. The first of the four development stages utilized large scale tests of possible fire sources in a fire-inert 737 airplane fuselage to define 'design fire sources.' Baseline (current) airplane materials were then tested in an airplane fuselage section, to simulations of the sidewall heating by the design fire sources. In the third stage, the same baseline materials were subjected to selected laboratory fire test methods. The final step analyzed the laboratory and large scale test results on the baseline materials for possible correlation. An examination of published fire hazard limits provided a possible procedure to be used with test results for material tradeoffs in heat, smoke, and gas evolution.

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS, *TEST METHODS, *AIRCRAFT FIRES, *FLAMMABILITY, *AIRCRAFT CABINS, TEST AND EVALUATION, DATA BASES, SOURCES, LABORATORY TESTS, PROBABILITY, SMOKE, BASE LINES, LIMITATIONS, INTERNAL, FUSELAGES, INFLIGHT, FUMES, WALLS, TRADE OFF ANALYSIS, BURNING RATE, FLIGHT SIMULATION, SELECTION, CRASHES, FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, LARGE SCALE INTEGRATION, CALORIMETERS, FIRE HAZARDS, COMBUSTION PRODUCTS, GAS EVOLUTION.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Safety Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE