Fire and Explosion Manual for Aircraft Accident Investigators

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Report Number: AFAPL TR 73-74
Author(s): Kuchta, Joseph M.
Corporate Author(s): Bureau of Mines
Laboratory: Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1973-08
Pages: 131
Contract: F33615-72-M-5008
DoD Project: 3048
DoD Task: 304807
Identifier: ADA405555

This manual was prepared at the request of the Air Force to provide aircraft accident investigators with compilations of various safety data and with suitable guidelines for investigating aircraft fires or explosions. Sections are included on investigative procedures, physical properties of materials, ignitability and flammability characteristics of flammable fluids or solids, damage analysis of fires or explosions, and the evaluation of protective measures. Compilations of selected data for fuels, lubricants, hydraulic fluids, explosives, and other materials of interest are given in the appendix for quick reference. Definitions and theory necessary to the application of these data are included in the appropriate sections of the manual. Most of the tabular and graphical data were derived from research programs sponsored by the Air Force and other federal agencies interested in fuel safety.

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