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Title: Decomposition of intumescent coatings: comparison between numerical method and experimental results
Authors: Mesquita, L.M.R.
Piloto, P.A.G.
Vaz, M.A.P.
Pinto, T.
Keywords: Fire protection
Intumescent coatings
Cone calorimeter
Char formation
Heat transfer
Energy equation
Thermal decomposition
Arrhenius equation
Activation energy
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Czech Technical University Publishing
Citation: Mesquita, L.M.R.; Piloto, P.A.G.; Vaz, M.A.P.; Pinto, T. (2009) - Decomposition of intumescent coatings: comparison between numerical method and experimental results. Acta Polytechnica. 49:1, p.60-65
Abstract: An investigation of two different intumescent coatings used in steel fire protection has been performed to evaluate their efficiency. A set of experimental tests is presented. They were conducted in a cone calorimeter, considering different thicknesses and heat fluxes. Among other quantities, the steel temperature and the intumescence thickness variation were measured. A numerical model for the paint decomposition is also presented. Based on the intumescence experimental value, the model is able to provide a reasonably good prediction of the steel temperature evolution.
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