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Codification of Wind Loads on Buildings Using Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Climatological Data Bases.

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Author(s)

Jiann C. Yang, Marc R. Nyden, Samuel L. Manzello

Abstract

An aircraft engine nacelle simulator was built to study the dispersion behavior of CF3I, a potential halon 1301 (CF3Br) replacement, at an extremely cold temperature (nominally -40 deg C). The experimental fixture consists of a simulated engine nacelle with baffles, an agent release port, observation windows, and two measurement locations. The simulator has a configuration and dimensions commensurate with a typical small engine nacelle. The entire facility was placed inside a large environmental test chamber. Agent discharge experiments were conducted at -40 deg C. The dispersion of CF3I was assessed by measuring the concentration at the two measurement locations in the simulator using fiber-optic-based UV spectrometers. Baseline agent dispersion performance was also established at room temperature. Compared to the measurements obtained at room temperature, there was a significant reduction in the agent concentration in the cold temperature release, and a fire suppression system designed based on room-temperature test data may fail to provide adequate fire protection.
Proceedings Title
Halon Options Technical Working Conference. Proceedings. HOTWC 2001
Conference Dates
April 24-26, 2001
Conference Location
Albuquerque, NM

Keywords

halon alternatives, aircraft engines, nacelle fires, aircraft safety, fire safety, temperature, fire suppression, halons

Citation

Yang, J. , Nyden, M. and Manzello, S. (2001), Codification of Wind Loads on Buildings Using Bluff Body Aerodynamics and Climatological Data Bases., Halon Options Technical Working Conference. Proceedings. HOTWC 2001, Albuquerque, NM, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916924 (Accessed May 25, 2024)

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Created April 24, 2001, Updated February 17, 2017