Radiative ignition of thermoplastic and char-forming materialS

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1002/fam.810080404
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TypeArticle
Journal titleFire and Materials
ISSN0308-0501
Volume8
IssueDecember 4
Pages19698; # of pages: 99
Subjectthermal radiation; ignition; thermalplastic resin; poly(methyl methacrylate); red oak; low density polyethylene; thermal radiation; polycarbonate; char absorptivity; Combustion; rayonnement thermique; ignition; thermoplastique
AbstractSmall samples of poly(methyl methacrylate), red oak and possibly low-density polyethylene ignite under the influence of thermal radiation with a propensity that increases with the area irradiated, consistent with ignition requiring that the lower flammability limit of pyrolysis gases be reached. The time to self-extinction of small samples of charring, burning materials (low-density polyethylene, red oak and possibly polycarbonate) in the absence of external radiant flux increases with burning area, suggesting that the increased absorptivity of char increases the importance of radiative feedback.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-1262
NRC number24170
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NPARC number20378671
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