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Analytical Model of Pyrolysis for a Finite Thickness Sample on a Semi-Infinite Base.

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Author(s)

Kathryn M. Butler

Abstract

To test the flammability of materials, a sample is placed on a substrate and exposed to a uniform heat flux. Measurements include sample mass and upper and lower surface temperatures as functions of time. Several analytical models have been developed in an attempt to fully understand the relationship between properties of the tested materials and test results. Most of these models have assumed a semi-infinite sample, although the finite thickness of the sample is known to have a significant effect on pyrolysis behavior. An analytical solution that includes finite sample thickness and the material properties of the base is introduced in this abstract.
Proceedings Title
National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts
Conference Dates
October 28-31, 1996
Conference Location
Gaithersburg, MD

Keywords

fire research, fire science, thickness, pyrolysis, flammability tests, substrates, material properties

Citation

Butler, K. (1996), Analytical Model of Pyrolysis for a Finite Thickness Sample on a Semi-Infinite Base., National Institute of Standards and Technology. Annual Conference on Fire Research: Book of Abstracts, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916671 (Accessed May 28, 2024)

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Created October 28, 1996, Updated February 17, 2017