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Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of Composite Materials.


pdf icon Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of Composite Materials. (2513 K)
Brown, J. E.; Braun, E.; Twilley, W. H.

NBSIR 88-3733; 68 p. March 1988.

Sponsor:

Naval SEA Systems Command (NAVSEA 05R25), Washington, DC

Available from:

National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB88-201330

Keywords:

composite materials; cone calorimeters; extinction; fiberglass resins; flammability; heat release rate; ignition; resins; smoke; thermal decomposition

Abstract:

A study was undertaken to evaluate the fire performance of composite materials using the cone calorimeter as the bench-scale method of test simulating the thermal irradiance from fires of various magnitudes. Five parameters were derived from the calorimetry measurements to characterize the ignitability and flammability of the ocmposite materials.