Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of Composite Materials.
Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of
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
composite materials; cone calorimeters; extinction;
fiberglass resins; flammability; heat release rate;
ignition; resins; smoke; thermal decomposition
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.