A study of the effect of thickness on the thermal degradation and flammability characteristics of some composite materials using a cone calorimeter

Talal Fateh, Charles Kahanji, Paul Joseph, Thomas Rogaume

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    In this paper, we report on our investigation regarding the influence of the thickness on the thermal and fire response characteristics of two types of composite materials. For this purpose, carbon fibre-reinforced epoxy and glass fibre-reinforced phenolic resin samples, differing in thicknesses, were chosen. The primary aim was to investigate the effect of using multiple layers on the thermal degradation and fire reaction properties of the composite material using a cone calorimeter. The results showed that the primary fire reaction parameters such as the time-to-ignition and peak heat release rates PHRR depended on the number of the layers. Furthermore, the amount smoke released during the thermal degradation was found to decrease as the number of layers was increased. In addition, the carbon dioxide emission levels were also observed to be dependent on the number of layers.
    LanguageEnglish
    PagesNA-NA
    JournalJournal of Fire Sciences
    Volume35
    Early online date9 Jun 2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Jun 2017

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    Flammability
    Calorimeters
    Cones
    Fires
    Pyrolysis
    Composite materials
    Phenolic resins
    Smoke
    Glass fibers
    Carbon fibers
    Ignition
    Carbon dioxide
    Hot Temperature

    Keywords

    • fibre-reinforced composites
    • epoxy resins
    • phenolic resins
    • cone calorimetric tests
    • fire reaction properties.

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