EVALUATION OF EXISTING FLAMMABILITY TEST METHODS BY COMPARISON OF THE FLAMMABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF INTERIOR MATERIALS
Twenty aircraft materials representing a cross section of the interior of a wide-bodied passenger compartment were tested by five laboratory test methods for comparability. The five test methods utilized were: (1) Radiant Panel, (2) Rate of Heat Release, (3) Vertical Bunsen Burner, (4) Limited Oxygen Index, and (5) Thermogravimetric Analysis. Correlation of the results obtained from the five test methods were made for ignitability, flame spread, heat release, performance, heat flux exposure, and ranking of materials by performance. Heat release data obtained from the Rate of Heat Release Apparatus and the E-162 radiant panel indicate the best correlation for panels. (Author)
National Aviation Facilities Experimental CenterFederal Aviation Administration
Atlantic City, NJ United States 08405
- Nicholas, E B
- Publication Date: 1980-3
- Pagination: 54 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Alternatives analysis; Burners; Data reduction; Equipment tests; Flammability; Flammability tests; Heat; Heat flux; Laboratory tests; Materials; Oxygen; Panels; Passenger cars; Test procedures; Tests; Thermogravimetric analysis; Vehicle design
- Old TRIS Terms: Passenger car design; Test and evaluation; Test equipment
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Design; Materials; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00314102
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-79-46 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM