The reduction of the fire hazard of fuel is critical to improving survivability in impact-survivable aircraft accidents. Despite current fire prevention and mitigation approaches, fuel flammability can overwhelm post-crash fire scenarios. The Workshop on Aviation Fuels with Improved Fire Safety was held November 19-20, 1996 to review the current state of development, technological needs, and promising technology for the future development of aviation fuels that are most resistant to ignition during a crash. This book contains a summary of workshop discussions and 11 presented papers in the areas of fuel and additive technologies, aircraft fuel system requirements, and the characterization of fuel fires.
Table of Contents
|I. Summary of Workshop||1-16|
|II. Presented Papers: Fuel and Additive Technologies||17-58|
|III. Presented Papers: Aircraft Fuel System Requirements||59-78|
|IV. Presented Papers: Characterizing Fuel Fires||79-122|
|Appendix A: Workshop Participants||123-124|
|Appendix B: New Concepts in Fuel Fire Research: Final Summary Report of Short-Term Advisory Services (STAS) Team||125-140|
|Appendix C: Biographical Sketches of the Committee Members and Technical Consultant||141-141|
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