TRANSIT VEHICLE MATERIAL SPECIFICATION USING RELEASE RATE TESTS FOR FLAMMABILITY AND SMOKE. PHASE I REPORT

The report relates to two of the most important features in fire safety design of a transit vehicle's interior finishes and furnishings: to allow time for evacuation, and prevent a self-propagating fire. Comparative evaluation of fire performance of a fire system (as contrasted with the evaluation of the individual materials in the system) are discussed to in terms of a model in which the interdependence of materials and the system are mathematically simulated to give an absolute (as compared to comparative) evaluation of a fire system and to predict what limits on loading will prevent fully developed fires in a specific situation.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Transit Development Corp., Inc., Washington, D.C., and American Public Transit Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    Department of Chemical Engineering, 410 West 19th Avenue
    Columbus, OH  USA  43210

    Transit Development Corporation, Incorporated

    1730 M Street, NW, Suite 911
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    American Public Transit Association

    1100 17th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036
  • Authors:
    • Smith, E E
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00154586
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IH-S-76-1 Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1981 12:00AM