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Full-scale flammability test data for validation of aircraft fire mathematical modelsTwenty-five large scale aircraft flammability tests were conducted in a Boeing 737 fuselage at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC). The objective of this test program was to provide a data base on the propagation of large scale aircraft fires to support the validation of aircraft fire mathematical models. Variables in the test program included cabin volume, amount of fuel, fuel pan area, fire location, airflow rate, and cabin materials. A number of tests were conducted with jet A-1 fuel only, while others were conducted with various Boeing 747 type cabin materials. These included urethane foam seats, passenger service units, stowage bins, and wall and ceiling panels. Two tests were also included using special urethane foam and polyimide foam seats. Tests were conducted with each cabin material individually, with various combinations of these materials, and finally, with all materials in the cabin. The data include information obtained from approximately 160 locations inside the fuselage.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Kuminecz, J. F.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Bricker, R. W.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
September 4, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1982
Subject Category
Air Transportation And Safety
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.15:58244
Accession Number
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 534-05-00-61-72
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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