Modeling Heat Barrier Efficiency of Flame Retarded Materials

S. Bourbigot, M. Jimenez, and S. Duquesne
Laboratoire Procédés d’Elaboration des Revêtements Fonctionnels, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Lille, Lille

In this paper, different approaches for modeling heat transfer in materials are examined:

  • Heat anisotropy in styreneacrylonitrile copolymer provided by the nanodispersion and the orientation of single wall carbon nanotubes
  • Heat protection of aluminum plate using nonwoven material made with high performance fibers
  • Fire protection using intumescent paint on steel plate.

It is shown that COMSOL Multiphysics provides flexibility in solving these and other coupled physical problems including those with moving boundaries.