A rapid route to the development of composite passive fire protection systems for steel structures

Gibson, A, Feih, S, Mouritz, A and Kandare, E 2011, 'A rapid route to the development of composite passive fire protection systems for steel structures', in A.G. Gibson (ed.) Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Composites in Fire, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, 9-10 June 2011, pp. 229-238.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title A rapid route to the development of composite passive fire protection systems for steel structures
Author(s) Gibson, A
Feih, S
Mouritz, A
Kandare, E
Year 2011
Conference name Sixth International Conference on Composites in Fire
Conference location Newcastle University, United Kingdom
Conference dates 9-10 June 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Composites in Fire
Editor(s) A.G. Gibson
Publisher CompositeLink (Consultants) limited
Place of publication Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom
Start page 229
End page 238
Total pages 10
Abstract This paper describes the use of a small-scale propane burner test to characterise composite fire protection systems based, in the present case, on E-glass reinforcement and polyester resin. The burner test was used to produce conditions approaching those in a severe hydrocarbon fire. The heat transferred through the protection system was measured by heat transfer into a metal block, which thus simulated a metallic substrate. The candidate protection system was found to perform well up to hot face temperatures exceeding 1 ooo·c. It was found that, despite resin decomposition, the laminate heat transmission could be modelled by treating it as a 'simple', apparently non-decomposing material. This led to a simple set of 'design' equations that can be used for other fire protection laminates with a similar role.
Subjects Metals and Alloy Materials
Keyword(s) Composites
Fire
Copyright notice © 2011, CompositeLink (Consultants) limited
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