POOL FIRE RADIATION THROUGH A DOOR IN A SIMULATED AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE

This study evaluates small-scale methods of simulating postcrash fuel spill fires adjacent to fuselage open doors. Pool fires in a quiescent environment were scaled down and their radiant heat transfer through fuselage doorways evaluated. Steel ducts of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-foot diameter were employed as models. Analytic solutions to radiative transfer equations were developed and matched with the experimental heat fluxes at two locations within each model. The analysis demonstrates that the doorway can be treated as a radiating black body surface of 1,874 degrees Fahrenheit, and that heat fluxes to other areas around the doorway can be calculated. A comparison of heat flux to the model exterior was compared with existing full-scale fire test data. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Original contains color plates: All DDC and NTIS reproductions will be in black and white.
  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Eklund, T I
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 44 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191319
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-78-38 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-78-135
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 11 1979 12:00AM