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Important Parameter Groups in Thermal Protection of Polymers

Energy Research Institute, School of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK
Academic Editor: Rodolphe Sonnier
Materials 2015, 8(8), 4679-4698; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma8084679
Received: 18 June 2015 / Revised: 10 July 2015 / Accepted: 13 July 2015 / Published: 24 July 2015
The problem of thermal protection is explored for two idiosyncratic reactive systems, namely a sacrificial heat-sink material and an intumescent system where a dynamically evolving insulation layer is produced from an initially thin coating. Relatively simple mathematical models of both systems are proposed that encompass the important physical characteristics of each situation and these models are analysed using a mixture of numerical and analytical techniques. Important dimensionless parameter groups are identified and domains of parameter space where thermal performance is particularly good- or particularly bad- are identified. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermal protection; modelling; heat sink; intumescence thermal protection; modelling; heat sink; intumescence
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Staggs, J. Important Parameter Groups in Thermal Protection of Polymers. Materials 2015, 8, 4679-4698.

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