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State-of-the-Art Research in Flame-Retardant Unsaturated Polyester Resins: Progress, Challenges and Prospects

Unsaturated polyester resins (UPR) are broadly applied in chemical, construction, transportation and electrical fields, etc. However, UPR materials are extremely flammable. Through radiation, conduction and convection, the released heat brings …


Study on the Blocking Effect of Aerogel Felt Thickness on Thermal Runaway Propagation of Lithium-Ion Batteries

There is a poor blocking effect of the paper diaphragm used in the transportation package of lithium-ion batteries. Hence, researches on barrier materials are necessary. In this study, the thermal runaway (TR) was triggered by a heating rod and …


Suppression Behavior Difference Between Compressed Air/Nitrogen Foam over Liquid Fuel Surface Under Constant Radiation Heat Flux

Compressed air foam (CAF) and compressed nitrogen foam (CNF) have been widely used for storage tank fire suppression, benefiting from their highly effective extinguishing performance. Mass loss rate is an important parameter to evaluate the …

Open Access 14-11-2022

Benchmarking Between COMSOL and GPYRO in Predicting Self-Heating Ignition of Lithium-Ion Batteries

Recent studies have shown that self-heating ignition is a possible cause of fires when Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are stacked in large numbers, for example, during storage. The understanding of this ignition type is limited, and most current …


Experimental Study on Flame Extension and Pattern Analysis of Jet Fire Impinging Wood Plates

Jet fires generally leave patterns on the surface of the plate, which can be helpful for fire investigators to find the source and cause of fire incidents. However, the interaction between jet fires and wood plates still lacks research. This paper …

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Fire Technology
Volume 33/1997 - Volume 58/2022
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