Intumescent materials respond to impingement of a fire by swelling and forming a protective char that physically and thermally protects the structure. Intumescent materials have been used (or investigated for use) in various military platforms for all three Services. Trade-offs must be made between the various features and requirements most important to the platform. The objective of this project is to demonstrate (in a full-scale or aircraft article) and optimize the utilization of intumescent technologies to form "instant firewalls" to control, contain, and manage damage-related fires in compartments. The effort will also identify and evaluate the potential for use on unmanned aerial vehicles and other customers needing low-cost protection. This project will build on the results of a previous study performed for the Next Generation Fire Suppression Technology Program (NGP).
Citation: Special Publication (NIST SP) - 984-4
NIST Pub Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs