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Mishap risk control for advanced aerospace/composite materialsAlthough advanced aerospace materials and advanced composites provide outstanding performance, they also present several unique post-mishap environmental, safety, and health concerns. The purpose of this paper is to provide information on some of the unique hazards and concerns associated with these materials when damaged by fire, explosion, or high-energy impact. Additionally, recommended procedures and precautions are addressed as they pertain to all phases of a composite aircraft mishap response, including fire-fighting, investigation, recovery, clean-up, and guidelines are general in nature and not application-specific. The goal of this project is to provide factual and realistic information which can be used to develop consistent and effective procedures and policies to minimize the potential environmental, safety, and health impacts of a composite aircraft mishap response effort.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Olson, John M.
(Air Force Systems Command McClellan AFB, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1994
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Goddard Space Flight Center, Environmental, Safety, and Health Considerations: Composite Materials in the Aerospace Industry
Subject Category
Composite Materials
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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