Full Scale Burn Test of Four Aluminum Body Ford F-150’s

Paper #:
  • 2017-01-1355

Published:
  • 2017-03-28
Abstract:
Four full scale burn tests with four unique points of origins were conducted on aluminum body Ford F-150’s. The purpose of these burn tests was to determine if the point of origin could be accurately identified after the vehicle fires progressed to near complete burn (with near absence of the aluminum body panels.) The points origin for the four burn tests were: 1) Engine Compartment – driver’s side front of engine compartment, 2) Passenger Compartment – Instrument panel, driver’s side near the headlamp switch, 3) Passenger Compartment – passenger side rear seat, 4) Outside of Vehicle – passenger side front tire. Photographic, video, and temperature data was recorded to document the burn process from initiation to extinguishment. Post-fire analysis was conducted in an attempt to determine the point of origin based solely on the burn damage. The analysis showed that due to the lack of body structure remaining, no point of origin could be determined. As a result, with a near complete burn of an aluminum body vehicle, accurately determining the point of origin is not possible.
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