Barnett, Jonathan Ross
Fire testing criteria was developed for an existing fire fighter clothing evaluation facility designed by previous WPI projects. To accommodate full ensembles, a new manikin suspension system was constructed. Laboratory instrumentation was updated to facilitate refined data collection and allow for additional sensors provided by NCTRF. A series of calibration analyses were conducted on the instrumentation to compare with results from past experiments. Recommendations defining ensemble failure were compiled based on prototype testing of US Navy and Australian protective clothing.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Fire Protection Engineering