ESCAPE WORTHINESS OF VEHICLES FOR OCCUPANCY SURVIVALS AND CRASHES. FIRST PART: RESEARCH PROGRAM

THE REPORT PRESENTS ANALYSES OF POLICE ACCIDENT REPORTS, FIRE DEPARTMENT RUN REPORTS AND OTHER DATA ON MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISION FIRES AND SUBMERGENCES. ANALYTICAL MODELING AND OTHER ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES ARE PROVIDED FOR PREDICTING ESCAPE TIMES FROM PASSENGER CARS AND BUSES, FOR PREDICTING VEHICLE COLLISION-SUBMERGENCE WATER-ENTRY CONDITIONS AND SINKING TIMES, AND FOR ESTIMATING STRENGTH AVAILABLE FOR THE OPERATION OF ESCAPE EXITS. OTHER TECHNIQUES ALLOW PREDICTION OF IGNITION TIMES AND BURNING RATES OF VEHICLE INTERIOR MATERIALS. A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF OTHER DATA RELATED TO VEHICLE INTERIOR (ENCLOSURE) FIRE BEHAVIOR AND TOXIC PRODUCT GENERATION, FLAMMABLE CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIOUS FABRICS AND INTERIOR MATERIALS, FUEL MODIFICATION, EFFECTIVENESS OF FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, AND FUEL SYSTEM DESIGN PRACTICES ARE ALSO INCLUDED. /AUTHOR/ SEE ALSO PB-198 772 AND PB-198 773.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Oklahoma, Norman

    660 Parrington Oval
    Norman, OK  USA  73019-0390
  • Authors:
    • Sliepcevich, C M
    • Steen, W D
    • Purswell, J L
    • Krenek, R F
    • Welker, J R
  • Publication Date: 1972-7

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  • Pagination: 604 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00224255
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 8 1973 12:00AM