1.1 This practice covers additional treatment of the Arrhenius activation energy data determined by Test Method E 1641 to develop a thermal endurance curve and derive a relative thermal index for materials.
1.2 This practice is generally applicable to materials with a well-defined decomposition profile, namely a smooth, continuous mass change with a single maximum rate.
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