Navy Technology Center for Safety & Survivability
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Current Areas of Research
Flame mechanisms and combustion dynamics
Flame suppression chemistry and physics including gas phase suppression and transport and suppression dynamics of solid and liquid aerosols including water mist.
Fire extinguishment processes - Basic and Applied
The Section is the lead Department of Defense research team for Halon replacement efforts for large occupied spaces.
Dynamic properties and behavior of fire fighting foams
Developing understanding and providing guidance for AFFF substitutes.
Dynamic properties and behavior of High Expansion non-AFFF fire fighting foams
This is a special case to combine the suppression benefits of thin water films and foam transport characteristics.