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New Generation of Fire Resistant Polymers. Part 1. Computer-Aided Molecular Design

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Author(s)

Marc R. Nyden, James E. Brown

Abstract

Molecular dynamics modeling and experimental measurements are used to identify factors which reduce flammability by promoting the formation of heat resistant chars during the thermal degradation of polymers. Computer movies of the calculated trajectories reveal that cross-linked model polymers tend to undergo further cross-linking when burned. The presence of strong potential energy interactions with a surface or filler further facilitates the formation of high molecular weight, thermally stable chars.
Proceedings Title
U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting
Conference Dates
October 27-November 2, 1992
Conference Location
Tsukuba,

Keywords

fire safety, fire research, polymers, computers, degradation, equations, crosslinking, thermal degradation

Citation

Nyden, M. and Brown, J. (1992), New Generation of Fire Resistant Polymers. Part 1. Computer-Aided Molecular Design, U.S./Japan Government Cooperative Program on Natural Resources (UJNR). Fire Research and Safety. 12th Joint Panel Meeting, Tsukuba, , [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913404 (Accessed July 20, 2024)

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Created October 27, 1992, Updated February 19, 2017