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Flammability of Real Objects: A Progress Report.

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Ohlemiller, T. J.

NISTIR 6030; June 1997.

U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 13th Joint Panel Meeting. Volume 1. March 13-20, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, Beall, K. A., Editor(s), 107-114 pp, 1997.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-184204


fire safety; fire research; flammability; floor coverings; wall coverings; mattresses; bedding


With United States residential fire statistics as a guideline, this report briefly focuses on the status of research in a few select areas. These include floor coverings, interior wall coverings, and mattresses/bedding. Only in the case of wall coverings are there models which come close to adequately describing real world fire behavior.