Accession Number : ADA179319


Title :   Fire Safety Aspects of Polymeric Materials. Volume 7. Buildings


Corporate Author : NATIONAL MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NAE) WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a179319.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1979


Pagination or Media Count : 229


Abstract : This is the seventh volume in a series. The fire safety aspects of polymeric materials relevant to buildings, including their furnishings, are examined. The great majority of fire deaths occurs in residential buildings. The problems of residential buildings are accordingly emphasized. Consideration is also given to other types of buildings. Fire characteristics of polymeric materials generally used in buildings construction and furnishings are reviewed in depth; problem areas are highlighted. Fire test methods for these materials are critically reviewed. Building fire statistics are summarized; the fire scenario technique is discussed and illustrated. The interrelationship between building design factors and choice of materials is treated. Highlighted problem areas include seating and bedding items containing flexible foam, interior finish materials, structural foam furniture, organic insulation electrical cables, and mobile homes. Conclusions are drawn in chapters 3 through 6 and recommendations are made.


Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS , *FIRE SAFETY , BEDDING , COATINGS , CONSTRUCTION , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , ELASTOMERS , ELECTRIC CABLES , FOAM , FURNITURE , HOUSING(DWELLINGS) , INSULATION , MATERIALS , MOBILE , PLASTICS , POLYMERS , RESIDENTIAL SECTION , SCENARIOS , SMOKE , STATISTICAL DATA , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , TOXICITY , WOOD


Subject Categories : Plastics
      Elastomers and Rubber
      Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies
      Safety Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE