Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Fire Resistant Aircraft Materials.
Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Fire Resistant
Nyden, M. R.; Brown, J. E.
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). International
Conference for the Promotion of Advanced Fire Resistant
Aircraft Interior Materials. February 9-11, 1993,
Atlantic City, NJ, 147-158 pp, 1993.
Sponsor:Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
aircraft interiors; fire resistant materials; test
methods; fire safety; computer models; simulation; cone
calorimeters; polyethylenes; composite materials;
commercial aircraft; ceilings
Molecular dynamic simulations and Cone Calorimeter
measurements were used to assess the effects of electron
beam irradiation and heat treatments on the flammability
of the honeycomb composites used in the sidewalls,
ceilings and stowage bins of commercial aircraft. The
irradiaiton of this material did not result in any
measureable changes. A dramatic reduction in the peak
rate of heat release, however, was observed in samples
that had been heated overnight at 250 deg C.