FIRE RESISTIVITY AND TOXICITY STUDIES OF CANDIDATE AIRCRAFT PASSENGER SEAT MATERIALS

Fire resistivity studies were conducted on a wide range of candidate nonmetallic materials being considered for the construction of improved fire resistant aircraft passenger seats. These materials were evaluated on the basis of FAA airworthiness burn and smoke generation tests, colorfastness, limiting oxygen index, and animal toxicity tests. Physical, mechanical, and aesthetic properties were also assessed. Candidate seat materials that have significantly improved thermal response to various thermal loads corresponding to reasonable fire threats as they relate to in-flight fire situations, are identified.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Ames Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Moffett Field, CA  USA  94035
  • Authors:
    • Fewell, L L
    • Trabold, E
    • Spieth, H
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00181148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-78468
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 14 1978 12:00AM