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Fire behaviour of composite laminates

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Neville Dodds, Professor Geoff Gibson


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The thermal response of laminated glass fibre reinforced panels to severe fire conditions has been investigated by furnace fire testing and thermal modelling. Excellent fire resistance has been demonstrated for several matrix materials and the materials response has been modelled to a high degree of accuracy. The thermal resistance properties are due to a combination of low thermal conductivity, good structural integrity and significantly, the endothermic decomposition of the matrix, which slows down the heat transmission through the laminate.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dodds N, Gibson AG, Dewhurst D, Davies JM

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing

Year: 2000

Volume: 31

Issue: 7

Pages: 689-702

ISSN (print): 1359-835X

ISSN (electronic):

Publisher: Pergamon


DOI: 10.1016/S1359-835X(00)00015-4


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