Volume 13, Issue 3 (January 1991)

    Thermal Response of Fire-Exposed Composites

    CODEN: CTROAD

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    Abstract

    To evaluate the impact of fire on the structural response of a composite component, the thermal response of that component must first be determined. Given a moderate-intensity, short-duration, radiant heat flux with an arbitrary distribution, a three-dimensional heat transfer analysis is essential to predict properly the thermal response. A three-dimensional heat transfer model is formulated to examine the thermal response of an anisotropic composite laminate. The model permits temperature-dependent material properties, arbitrary locations of heat sources and sinks, and a wide variety of realistic boundary conditions. Good agreement between predictions and experimental results are obtained.


    Author Information:

    Vizzini, AJ
    Assistant professor, University of Maryland, Composites Research Laboratory, College Park, MD

    Milke, JA
    Lecturer, University of Maryland, Composites Research Laboratory, College Park, MD


    Stock #: CTR10219J

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10219J

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    Title Thermal Response of Fire-Exposed Composites
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    Committee D30