An Analytical Investigation on the Thermally Induced Response of Composites in the Absence of Thermal Equilibrium

  • J. FlorioJr
  • J. B. Henderson
  • F. L. Test

Abstract

A numerical study of the thermally-induced response of two widely used composites has been conducted. This study was performed using a newly developed numerical model which, unlike previous models, does not include the assumption of local thermal equilibrium between the solid matrix and gases generated as a result of the decomposition processes. The results of this study include temperature, mass loss, pressure and expansion profiles. These results were used to evaluate the effects of material composition and processing on the overall response of the materials.

Keywords

Heat Flux Pyrolysis Reaction Local Thermal Equilibrium Thermal Protection System Short Glass Fiber 
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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. FlorioJr
    • 1
  • J. B. Henderson
    • 1
  • F. L. Test
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics Wales HallUniversity of Rhode IslandKingstonUSA

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