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Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers.

Published

Author(s)

Marc R. Nyden

Abstract

The flammability of polymeric materials is a major concern which impacts public safety and limits their use in buildings, ships, aircraft and clothing. Unfortunately, the traditional "trail and error" approach to the design of fire resistant materials is not cost effective. This realization has provided an impetus for the research conducted in this laboratory which has focused on using molecular dynamics modeling to identify factors which alter the condensed phase thermal degradation chemistries of polymers in ways which effect a reduction in their flammability.
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, thermal degradation, fire resistant materials, flammability

Citation

Nyden, M. (1996), Applications of Molecular Dynamics to the Study of Thermal Degradation in Polymers., 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=916704 (Accessed March 5, 2024)
Created October 1, 1996, Updated February 17, 2017