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Further Developments in Modeling the Thermal Decomposition of Polymers

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Author(s)

Marc R. Nyden, S I. Stoliarov, P R. Westmoreland

Abstract

The application of quantum mechanics and molecular simulation methods can yield new insights into thermal reactivity and its effect on materials flammability. One example of this approach is reactive molecular dynamics as implemented in a computer program called MD_REACT, which is used to simulate the thermal decomposition of polymers. In this paper, an overview of the theory and implementation of reactive molecular dynamics are presented and its applicability to materials flammability research is demonstrated using results from recent simulations of the thermal decomposition of poly(isobutylene).
Citation
BCC Conference on Flame Retardancy

Keywords

polymers, reactive molecular dynamics, thermal decomposition

Citation

Nyden, M. , Stoliarov, S. and Westmoreland, P. (2017), Further Developments in Modeling the Thermal Decomposition of Polymers, BCC Conference on Flame Retardancy (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created February 19, 2017