DAYTON AIRCRAFT CABIN FIRE MODEL VALIDATION

Results are presented of an evaluation of the Dayton Aircraft Fire Model (DACFIR) by comparison to seven full-scale cabin mock-up fire tests. Refinements made to the mathematical model as a result of the comparison are given. Refinements include a generalization of the treatment of the cabin geometry to include cabins of various widths, improved thermal radiation modeling, computation of oxygen consumption, and a treatment of forced ventilation. A laboratory testing program to acquire flammability, smoke, and gas generation data on the furnishing materials of the full-scale test is described. Based on the results of the comparisons, sections of the mathematical model which require further refinement are identified and some appropriate refinements are suggested. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Dayton University

    Research Institute, 300 College Park Avenue
    Dayton, OH  United States  45409
  • Authors:
    • MacArthur, C D
    • Myers, J F
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

Media Info

  • Pagination: 145 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00182012
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-57 Final Rpt., UDRI-TR-78-44
  • Contract Numbers: FA74WA-3532
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 3 1979 12:00AM