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Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full-Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety Program. Part 4. Flammability Test.

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Author(s)

J G. Quintiere

Abstract

A review is made of studies in which full-scale fire growth was compared with laboratory test data on materials. Both room and corridor fires are included in which primarily interior lining materials have been the combustible element. The studies include standard test methods and other laboratory devices used in the United States and other countries. An effort was made to intercompare experimental results in a common basis. For example, maximum room temperature data are compared with ASTM E-84 flame spread classifications for several full-scale test which involved nearly the same room geometries and same fuel arrangements.
Citation
NBSIR 82-2525; DOT/FAA/CT-82/101;

Keywords

room fires, corridor tests, large scale fire tests, compartment fires, correlation, fire growth, fire tests, flammability, flashover, interior finishes, room fires

Citation

Quintiere, J. (1982), Assessment of Correlations Between Laboratory and Full-Scale Experiments for the FAA Aircraft Fire Safety Program. Part 4. Flammability Test., NBSIR 82-2525; DOT/FAA/CT-82/101;, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916733 (Accessed September 29, 2023)
Created July 1, 1982, Updated February 17, 2017