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Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full-Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety Program. Part 4. Flammability Test.


pdf icon Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full-Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety Program. Part 4. Flammability Test. (18963 K)
Quintiere, J. G.

NBSIR 82-2525; DOT/FAA/CT-82/101; 21 p. July 1982.

Sponsor:

Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City, NJ

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB83-113548

Keywords:

room fires; corridor tests; large scale fire tests; compartment fires; correlation; fire growth; fire tests; flammability; flashover; interior finishes; room fires

Abstract:

A review is made of studies in which full-scale fire growth was compared with laboratory test data on materials. Both room and corridor fires are included in which primarily interior lining materials have been the combustible element. The studies include standard test methods and other laboratory devices used in the United States and other countries. An effort was made to intercompare experimental results in a common basis. For example, maximum room temperature data are compared with ASTM E-84 flame spread classifications for several full-scale test which involved nearly the same room geometries and same fuel arrangements.