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Thermally thin materials with enhanced fire-resistant properties: A dynamical systems model

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The burning behaviour of thermally thin materials with high characteristic temperature is investigated using a previously developed dynamical systems model. Regimes of particular interest from the viewpoint of fire-retardancy are identified and exhibited in steady-state diagrams. We explain how regimes of practical interest can be identified from the limit-point unfolding diagram and use this to determine the region of existence of these regimes as a function of the pyrolysis kinetics. This methodology provides a framework for the systematic investigation into the effectiveness of fire-retardants.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I. (2001). Thermally thin materials with enhanced fire-resistant properties: A dynamical systems model. Combustion Science and Technology, 167(1), 83-112. doi:10.1080/00102200108952178

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0346307422

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 112

Volume


  • 167

Issue


  • 1

Abstract


  • The burning behaviour of thermally thin materials with high characteristic temperature is investigated using a previously developed dynamical systems model. Regimes of particular interest from the viewpoint of fire-retardancy are identified and exhibited in steady-state diagrams. We explain how regimes of practical interest can be identified from the limit-point unfolding diagram and use this to determine the region of existence of these regimes as a function of the pyrolysis kinetics. This methodology provides a framework for the systematic investigation into the effectiveness of fire-retardants.

Publication Date


  • 2001

Citation


  • Nelson, M. I. (2001). Thermally thin materials with enhanced fire-resistant properties: A dynamical systems model. Combustion Science and Technology, 167(1), 83-112. doi:10.1080/00102200108952178

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0346307422

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 83

End Page


  • 112

Volume


  • 167

Issue


  • 1