Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety Program. Part 3: ASTM E 84.
Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full
Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety
Program. Part 3: ASTM E 84.
Parker, W. J.
NBSIR 82-2564; DOT/FAA/CT-81/133; 57 p. January 1983.
Sponsor:Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City Airport,
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB83-164251
ASTM E84; fire tests; flame spread; heat release; room
fires; tunnel tests
A comparison is presented between the room fire
performance in four different full scale fire test
series and the flame spread classification obtained by
the ASTM E84 tunnel test for a wide range of materials.
A good correlation is obtained only for conventional
interior finish materials. A flame spread hypothesis is
presented to account for the stopping of the flame in
the tunnel and the difference in the fire performance of
materials in the tunnel test and in the tunnel test and
in the room fire test.