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|Author(s):||Richard D. Peacock; E Braun;|
|Title:||Fire Tests of Amtrak Passenger Rail Vehicle Interiors. Final Report. 1978-1983 (NBS TN 1193)|
|Published:||May 01, 1984|
|Abstract:||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.|
|Citation:||Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1193|
|Keywords:||calorimeters, flame spread, large scale fire tests, interior finishes, passenger vehicles, railroads, smoke, transportation|
|Research Areas:||Building and Fire Research|
|PDF version:||Click here to retrieve PDF version of paper (2MB)|