The thermal response characteristics of fabric and fabric-foam assemblies are described. The various aspects of the ignition behavior of contemporary aircraft passenger seat upholstery fabric materials relative to fabric materials made from thermally stable polymers are evaluated. The role of the polymeric foam backing on the thermal response of the fabric-foam assembly is also ascertained. The optimum utilization of improved fire-resistant fabric and foam materials in the construction of aircraft passenger seats is suggested.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ames Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Moffett Field, CA  United States  94035
  • Authors:
    • Fewell, L L
    • Tesoro, G C
    • MOUSSA, A
    • Kourtides, D A
  • Publication Date: 1979-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 20 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00312824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78617
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM