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Advanced Fire Safe Materials for Aircraft Interiors



R E. Lyon


Phenomenological equations for solid material burning in combination with pyrolysis kinetics and uncoupled transient heat conduction provide relationships between material properties and the fire response of polymeric solids. The predicted scaling of ignition temperature, time to ignition, heat of gasification, mass loss rate, and heat release rate with thermodynamic, kinetic, and transport properties is in reasonable agreement with available data for polymeric solids using this simple approach.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6030
Report Number


fire safety, fire research, aircraft interiors, pyrolysis, material properties, heat release rate, decomposition, ignition, mass loss, gasification


Lyon, R. (1997), Advanced Fire Safe Materials for Aircraft Interiors, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 21, 2024)
Created June 1, 1997, Updated June 2, 2021