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Modeling the Heat Release Rate of Aircraft Cabin Panels. Final Report.


pdf icon Modeling the Heat Release Rate of Aircraft Cabin Panels. Final Report. (2991 K)
Parker, W. J.; Filipczak, R.

DOT/FAA/CT-92/3; ACD-240; 52 p. February 1993.

Sponsor:

Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City International Airport, NJ

Available from:

National Technical Information Service

Keywords:

aircraft compartments; heat release rate; calorimeters; computer models

Abstract:

A computer model was developed to calculate the heat release rate of aircraft cabin composite panels based on the panel's thermophysical, chemical, and geometric properties. The model calculates the temperature through the panel as a function of time and uses this along with measured kinetic constants to deduce mass loss rate which is multiplied by the heat of combustion of the volatiles. The calculated results are in general agreement with the measured heat release obtained from the Ohio State University (OSU) calorimeter.