Post-fire properties of composites

Mouritz, A, Gibson, A and Gardiner, C 2006, 'Post-fire properties of composites' in A. Mouritz, A. Gibson (ed.) Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials, Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 215-236.


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Title Post-fire properties of composites
Author(s) Mouritz, A
Gibson, A
Gardiner, C
Year 2006
Title of book Fire Properties of Polymer Composite Materials
Publisher Springer
Place of publication The Netherlands
Editor(s) A. Mouritz, A. Gibson
Start page 215
End page 236
Subjects Aerospace Materials
Summary The fire reaction properties and thermal degradation mechanisms of polymer composites have been subjects of in-depth characterisation and analysis for many years because of the need for fire-safe materials. The growing use of composites in aircraft, ships, civil construction and other applications has required knowledge of their reaction properties such as heat release rate, smoke production and toxic gas emission to ensure safety in the event of fire. Furthermore, the thermal decomposition behaviour of organic resins, fibres and core materials that determine the fire reaction properties of composites are generally well understood.
Copyright notice © 2006 Springer
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-1-4020-5356-6_7
ISBN 140205355X
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