Interior compartments, partitions; Accident and disaster control (ICS 13.200), Aircraft and space vehicles in general (ICS 49.020), Structure and structure elements (ICS 49.045)
Decompression Criteria for Interior Compartments (6 page(s), in English)
The FAA proposes to revise its standards for pressurized compartment loads such that partitions located immediately adjacent to a decompression hole need not be designed to withstand certain decompression conditions. This action is necessary because, in some cases, it is not practical to design partitions in certain airplane compartments to withstand a large decompression event that occurs within that compartment. Even though individual partition failure would be allowed, continued safe flight and landing would still be required.