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author = {Roenner, N and Rein, G},
doi = {10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.180},
journal = {Proceedings of the Combustion Institute},
pages = {4193--4200},
title = {Convective ignition of polymers: New apparatus and application to a thermoplastic polymer},
url = {},
volume = {37},
year = {2019}

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AB - A new convective ignition apparatus for polymers has been developed with measured flow and temperature fields. Polymer degradation and ignition is typically studied in fire science under radiative heating or direct contact with a pilot flame but this new apparatus allows for research to be conducted in a convective setting providing a missing piece of knowledge on flammability. Convective heating is a main mode of heat transfer in many real fires such as in the built or natural environment, like building fires or wildfires. The apparatus exposes one side of a sample to air between lab ambient and 735 °C at 0.7 to 5 m/s whilst measuring the sample 2D back side temperature via calibrated infrared. The 2D temperature and flow fields, convective heat transfer, and irradiation were studied under various operating conditions of temperature and flow. Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) samples with glass fibre were ignited using a 735 °C hot stream. Samples of 2 mm thickness ignited after 30 s with a standard deviation lower than 1 s. The experimental work was augmented with numerical modelling of heat and mass transfer with pyrolysis chemistry in Gpyro, allowing for insight into the temperatures across the sample. Combining experimental with numerical work shows that ignition was observed at a surface temperature of 320 °C. Using this rig, ignition can be studied under a range of temperature and flow conditions filling the gaps of the literature which relies primarily on irradiated samples in natural convection conditions.
AU - Roenner,N
AU - Rein,G
DO - 10.1016/j.proci.2018.05.180
EP - 4200
PY - 2019///
SN - 0082-0784
SP - 4193
TI - Convective ignition of polymers: New apparatus and application to a thermoplastic polymer
T2 - Proceedings of the Combustion Institute
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VL - 37
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