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Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of Composite Materials.



James E. Brown, E Braun, W H. Twilley


A study was undertaken to evaluate the fire performance of composite materials using the cone calorimeter as the bench-scale method of test simulating the thermal irradiance from fires of various magnitudes. Five parameters were derived from the calorimetry measurements to characterize the ignitability and flammability of the ocmposite materials.
NBSIR 88-3733; 68


composite materials, cone calorimeters, extinction, fiberglass resins, flammability, heat release rate, ignition, resins, smoke, thermal decomposition


Brown, J. , Braun, E. and Twilley, W. (1988), Cone Calorimeter Evaluation of the Flammability of Composite Materials., NBSIR 88-3733; 68, [online], (Accessed February 25, 2024)
Created March 1, 1988, Updated February 17, 2017