Quantification of thermal barrier efficiency of intumescent coatings on glass fibre-reinforced epoxy composites

Luangtriratana, Piyanuch ORCID: 0000-0001-8745-079X, Kandola, Baljinder K. ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-3724, Duquesne, Sophie and Bourbigot, Serge (2018) Quantification of thermal barrier efficiency of intumescent coatings on glass fibre-reinforced epoxy composites. Coatings, 8 (10). p. 347. ISSN 2079-6412

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In this work, the thermal barrier efficiency of three commercial intumescent coatings of varying thicknesses on glass fibre-reinforced epoxy (GRE) composites has been studied using cone calorimetric parameters and temperature profiles through the thicknesses, obtained by inserting thermocouples in the sample during the experiment. The methodologies developed to measure char expansion of the three coatings during the cone experiment as well under slow heating conditions using an advanced rheometric expansion system have been discussed. While the expansion ratios in the two experiments were different, the trends were similar. Thermal conductivities of the chars as a function of time were measured, which could be related to the intumescence steps of respective coatings. The accurate measurements of these parameters are important in predicting the surface requirements of an ideal coating that can enable a given composite structure to survive a defined thermal threat for a specified period of time.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0). This article was published in the Special Issue 'Thermal Barrier Coatings'
Uncontrolled Keywords: intumescent coatings, char expansion, cone calorimetry, thermal conductivity at high temperatures
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 11:24
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2018 11:24
Identification Number: 10.3390/coatings8100347
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1986

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