Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors. Final Report. 1978-1983 (NBS TN 1193)
Richard D. Peacock, E Braun
A series of fire tests was conducted to assess the burning behavior of the interior of passenger rail vehicles. Three types of tests were performed: (1) small-scale laboratory tests to study the flammability and smoke generation characteristics of the individual materials, (2) full-scale calorimeter tests on the seats to determine the rate of heat release from burning seat assemblies, and (3) full-scale tests on mock-ups of the interior of the cars to investigate the potential for fire hard in the fully furnished vehicles. A comparison of the results of the selected small-scale laboratory tests with the full-scale mock-up tests shows that while the small-scale vehicle interior, and the interaction of materials during the full-scale mock-up tests are critically important in predicting the optential for fire inside the vehicle.
and Braun, E.
Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors. Final Report. 1978-1983 (NBS TN 1193), Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://doi.org/10.6028/Nbs.tn.1193
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