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Towards a Methodology for the Characterization of Fire Protection Materials With Respect to Thermal Performance Models

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Author(s)

Dale P. Bentz, Kuldeep R. Prasad, Jiann C. Yang

Abstract

A methodology is proposed for the characterization of fire protection materials with respect to thermal performance models. Typically in these models, materials are characterized by their densities, heat capacities, thermal conductivities, and any enthalpies of reaction or phase changes. For true performance modeling, these thermophysical properties must be determined as a function of temperature for a wide temperature range from room temperature to over 1000 oC. Here, a combined experimental/theoretical/modeling approach is proposed for providing these critical input parameters. Particularly, the relationship between the three-dimensional microstructure of the fire protection materials and their thermal conductivities is highlighted.
Citation
Fire and Materials
Volume
30
Issue
No. 4

Keywords

building technology, density, enthalpy, fire protection, heat capacity, microstructure, thermal conductivity

Citation

Bentz, D. , Prasad, K. and Yang, J. (2005), Towards a Methodology for the Characterization of Fire Protection Materials With Respect to Thermal Performance Models, Fire and Materials, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860583 (Accessed August 10, 2022)
Created October 12, 2005, Updated February 19, 2017