Accession Number : ADA304863

Title :   International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Working Group. Material Systems Renovation and Repair Subgroup.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TECHNICAL CENTER ATLANTIC CITY NJ

Personal Author(s) : Marker, Timothy

PDF Url : ADA304863

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : In an effort to simplify the often complex task of certifying material fire testing methods throughout the aviation/aerospace industry, the International Aircraft Materials Fire Test Working Group was formed. The scope of the working group encompasses the standardization of FAA certification procedures of all material fire tests as well as the solving of new problems which exist with the current test methods. The working group investigates such tests as the Bunsen burner, the 2-gallon-per-hour seat fire blocking and cargo liner tests, the OSU rate of heat release apparatus, and the NBS smoke chamber. Due to the ever-changing environment in which materials are developed, it is often necessary to make adjustments and refinements to these certification tests to accommodate state-of-the-art materials used in the latest cabin interior systems. There is also a high level of complexity associated with these and other fire tests, and unforeseen problems often arise that need to be addressed to insure that certification tests conducted throughout the United States and foreign countries are performed equally and consistently, according to the intent of the FAR's. jg p6

Descriptors :   *MATERIALS, *FIRES, *FIRE RESISTANT MATERIALS, *AIRCRAFT CABINS, TEST AND EVALUATION, UNITED STATES, ENVIRONMENTS, AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, TEST METHODS, PROBLEM SOLVING, LININGS, SMOKE, REPAIR, INTERNAL, CARGO, RELEASE, HEAT, CHAMBERS, BURNERS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Aircraft
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE