Design Tool for the Definition of Thermal Barriers for Combustible Insulation Materials

Juan P. Hidalgo, Stephen Welch, Jose L. Torero

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Abstract

Previous work has demonstrated that the main and initiating hazard from combustible insulation materials is the onset of pyrolysis. This paper presents a methodology for designing thermal barriers for combustible insulation in buildings, which represent the main measure to control this hazard. A series of potential design tools are developed in order to determine the relationship between the different design parameters, and therefore, define the optimum thickness and thermal properties from the thermal barrier for a series of fire inputs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2nd IAFSS European Symposium of Fire Safety Science
Pages166-170
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-9963-2177-0-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2nd European Symposium of Fire Safety Science - Nicosia, Cyprus
Duration: 16 Jun 2015 → …

Conference

Conference2nd European Symposium of Fire Safety Science
CountryCyprus
CityNicosia
Period16/06/15 → …

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