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Upward Flame Spread on Composite Materials



Thomas J. Ohlemiller, Thomas G. Cleary


The composite materials of interest in this work contain several piles of long, high strength fibers, typically woven in some fixed pattern; the layered multi-ply structure is embedded with an organic polymer resin. Such composites offer a high strength-to-weight ratio and other advantages, such as corrosion resistance, which make them attractive for a wide variety of structural uses. In particular, the U.S. Navy is investigating the use of such composites for both ship and submarine compartment construction; load-bearing compartment walls would consist of flat (or possibly more complex) panels of composite material.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of International Conference on Composites Engineering
Conference Dates
August 28-31, 1994
Conference Location
New Orleans, LA


composite materials, flame spread, compartments


Ohlemiller, T. and Cleary, T. (1994), Upward Flame Spread on Composite Materials, Proceedings of International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, LA (Accessed February 26, 2024)
Created August 28, 1994, Updated February 19, 2017