Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers.
Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of
Thermal Degradation in Polymers.
Nyden, M. R.
NISTIR 5904; October 1996.
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual
Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts.
October 28-31, 1996, Gaithersburg, MD, 131-132 pp, 1996.
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB97-153514
fire research; fire science; thermal degradation; fire
resistant materials; flammability
The flammability of polymeric materials is a major
concern which impacts public safety and limits their use
in buildings, ships, aircraft and clothing.
Unfortunately, the traditional "trail and error"
approach to the design of fire resistant materials is
not cost effective. This realization has provided an
impetus for the research conducted in this laboratory
which has focused on using molecular dynamics modeling
to identify factors which alter the condensed phase
thermal degradation chemistries of polymers in ways
which effect a reduction in their flammability.