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Publication Citation: Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Fire Resistant Aircraft Materials

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Author(s): Marc R. Nyden; James E. Brown;
Title: Computer-Aided Molecular Design of Fire Resistant Aircraft Materials
Published: February 09, 1993
Abstract: Molecular dynamic simulations and Cone Calorimeter measurements were used to assess the effects of electron beam irradiation and heat treatments on the flammability of the honeycomb composites used in the sidewalls, ceilings and stowage bins of commercial aircraft. The irradiaiton of this material did not result in any measureable changes. A dramatic reduction in the peak rate of heat release, however, was observed in samples that had been heated overnight at 250 deg C.
Conference: International Conference for the Promotion of Advanced Fire Resistant Aircraft Interior Materials
Proceedings: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Location: Atlantic City, NJ
Dates: February 9-11, 1993
Keywords: aircraft interiors, fire resistant materials, test methods, fire safety, computer models, simulation, cone calorimeters, polyethylenes, composite materials, commercial aircraft, ceilings
Research Areas: Building and Fire Research
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