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Radiative ignition of combustible materials I. Polymeric materials undergoing nonflaming thermal degradation - The critical storage problem

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The critical storage problem for a self-heating combustible material exposed to an external radiative heat source is investigated. The reaction kinetics are defined in terms of a characteristic temperature and an activation energy, linking small-scale experimental techniques to mediumscale flammability tests. The model is nondimensionalised in such a way that material properties of fundamental interest are retained as distinct continuation parameters.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Balakrishnan, E., Nelson, M. I., & Wake, G. C. (1999). Radiative ignition of combustible materials I. Polymeric materials undergoing nonflaming thermal degradation - The critical storage problem. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 30(11-12), 177-195. doi:10.1016/S0895-7177(99)00207-1

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033486363

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 195

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 11-12

Abstract


  • The critical storage problem for a self-heating combustible material exposed to an external radiative heat source is investigated. The reaction kinetics are defined in terms of a characteristic temperature and an activation energy, linking small-scale experimental techniques to mediumscale flammability tests. The model is nondimensionalised in such a way that material properties of fundamental interest are retained as distinct continuation parameters.

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Balakrishnan, E., Nelson, M. I., & Wake, G. C. (1999). Radiative ignition of combustible materials I. Polymeric materials undergoing nonflaming thermal degradation - The critical storage problem. Mathematical and Computer Modelling, 30(11-12), 177-195. doi:10.1016/S0895-7177(99)00207-1

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0033486363

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 177

End Page


  • 195

Volume


  • 30

Issue


  • 11-12