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Chesapeake Bay Fire Test Facility (Code 6180.1)

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Concerned with all aspects of Navy fire safety, particularly as related to aircraft, flight decks, submarines and interior ship conflagrations. The facility provides a vital link between laboratory testing and full scale, proof of concept on the ex-USS Shadwell.


Combustion Modeling and Scaling Section (Code 6183)

Concerned with numerical simulation and experimental validation of fire processes including growth, spread and suppression. It is also involved in combustion scaling as it relates to fires in confined (submarines), semi-confined (below decks), and open (weather decks) spaces.

Combustion Dynamics Section (Code 6185)

Concerned with the chemistry, physics and dynamics of combustion and suppression processes primarily by an experimental approach.

Shipboard Fire Scaling Section (Code 6186) - ex-USS Shadwell

Operates and maintains the ex-USS Shadwell (LSD-15), the Navy's full-scale "real-scale" damage control facility dedicated to integrated research, development, test and evaluation studies on active and passive fire protection, flooding and chemical (simulants) defense.

The Shadwell has recently been used for major demonstrations aimed at reduced manning for damage control as part of the Damage Control Automation for Reduced Manning (DC-ARM) program. Major modifications are underway to have modern magazines and a hanger bay. Shadwell also plays a major role in studying the vulnerability of Navy Platforms to fire and flooding.

The Shadwell publications list and the ex-USS Shadwell Calendar (Produced by Calendars Net) are also viewable on-line.


Theoretical Chemistry (Code 6189)

Concerned with the fundamental understanding of the chemical and electronic properties of materials, surfaces, nanowires, clusters, and molecules.


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