Faculty Advisor

Barnett, Jonathan Ross

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2006

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Civil Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Fire Protection Engineering

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