Keyword: Fire testing

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Autoclaved aerated concrete: experimental evaluation of its thermal properties at high temperatures

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This article studied the thermal conductivity of samples of autoclaved aerated concrete with various densities at high temperatures in order to produce data that could be used to assess and ...

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Effect of Temperature on Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Steel Bolts

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High-strength steel used in bolts was tested for its thermo-physical properties in order to determine how steel bolts would respond in a fire. It was determined that the thermal and ...

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Measurement of Thermal Properties of Gypsum Board at Elevated Temperatures

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An investigation was conducted to determine the thermal properties of different types of gypsum boards from the USA and Japan. The thermal conductivity and specific heat were determined at room ...

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Mechanistic Approach to Structural Fire Modeling of Composites

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A thermo-mechanical property model for composites subjected to fire loading conditions was developed for the purpose of reducing testing time for prediction of the performance of new materials. The thermal ...

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Studying the effect of addition a composite of silanized Nano-Al2O3 and plasma treated polypropylene fibers on some physical and mechanical properties of heat cured PMMA denture base material

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The authors have presented a method for the addition of alumina nanoparticles and polypropylene fibers to a poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) matrix. This composite material shows promise for use as ...

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Aggregate’s influence on thermophysical concrete properties at elevated temperature

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The thermal and physical properties of concrete were investigated at high temperature to determine how these properties might change in the event of a fire. The influence of the type ...

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Thermal degradation and fire performance of intumescent silicone-based coatings

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Intumescent paints protect steel structures from fires by creating insulative foams when heated above a critical temperature. This paper examines the fire resistance capabilities of phenyl silicone coatings in comparison ...

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Investigation of the synergy in intumescent polyurethane by 3D computed tomography

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In order to investigate the morphology of intumescent polyurethane (PU), X-ray tomography is used. Nano MgO was added to some of the chars as a synergist. The results of the ...

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Using the TPS method for determining the thermal properties of concrete and wood at elevated temperature

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Using the transient plane source (TPS) technique, the thermal conductivity and thermal diffusivity of concrete and wood samples were measured at elevated temperatures. The measured values are compared to established ...

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Flame retardancy through carbon nanomaterials: carbon black, multiwall nanotubes, expanded graphite, multi-layer graphene and graphene in polypropylene

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This research aims to determine the effect of altering filler particle sizes and shapes, on the thermal and mechanical properties of polypropylene (PP). Fillers such as thermally reduced graphite oxide (...

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