requirements, with special emphasis on fire-resistance standards for cabin furnishings; and general nonmetallic materials applications.

PATRICIA A. TATEM received a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from George Washington University. She is currently head of the Combustion Modeling and Scaling Section of the Navy Technology Center for Safety and Survivability at the Naval Research Laboratory. Dr. Tatem is involved in research and development work relevant to combustion with an emphasis on fire safety, including the modeling of the physical and chemical dynamics of the combustion process, scaling parameters, and intermediate and real-scale combustion experiments.



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