By C. O. Leiber, R. M. Doherty (auth.), V. E. Zarko, V. Weiser, N. Eisenreich, A. A. Vasil’ev (eds.)

Besides its noticeable harmful strength, army R&D additionally serves to guard human lives, apparatus and amenities opposed to the consequences of guns. thoughts have for this reason been constructed that increase defense of desk bound and cellular amenities opposed to strain waves, thermal radiation and hearth. powerful, speedy fireplace extinguishing apparatus has been designed for tank cubicles and cars. Closed structures are demolished and landmines are got rid of with fuel and mud explosions. Stringent security specifications were constructed for the creation of ammunition and explosives. army and similar industries have gathered an enormous wisdom and complicated adventure which are very worthy in quite a few civil functions. the data relies on theoretical and experimental examine paintings, the beginning of which occasionally dates again many centuries. It has usually been categorised and consequently has remained unknown to the civilian inhabitants, until eventually now.

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Lede and 1. Villermaux "Comportement Thermique et Chimique de Particules Solides Subissant une Reaction de Decomposition Endothermique sous I'action d'un Flux de Chaleur Externe" The Can. 1. of Chern. , 71, 209, 1993. M. A. Delichatsios, L. Orloff and M. M. Sci. and Technol. 84, 199, 1992. A Delichatsios, "Smoke yields from turbulent Buoyant Jet Flames", Fire Safety Journal, 20,2,99,1993. M. Harkleroad, J. Quintiere and W. Walton· Radiative Ignition and Opposed Flow Flame Spread measurements on Materials" OOTIFAAlCT-83/28, 1983.

7. , and close to that of crystalline hydrates. So large Asp value causes an extremely encouraging specific energy absorbing capacity Esp of the SWS-IL material, that is defmed as the maximum energy required for a complete water desorption calculated per 1 g of a dry SWS. Taking into account the desorption heat AH is and sorption capacity Asp, the value of Esp can be estimated as 2000 kJ/g that is quite consistent with the results of our direct DSC measurements. Thus, the data on water sorption equilibrium presented above evidence the promising properties of the SWS-IL material for heat absorbing and can be used for analysing its application in heat protection and fire extinguishing systems.

2. PROPERTIES FOR THE GASEOUS ( PYROL YSING GASES) PHASE AS OBTAINED FROM A CONE CALORIMETER TYPE APPARATUS The minimum requirements to predict the combustion of pyrolysing gases related to flame spread are: the fuel stoichiometry, the efficiency of combustion in a turbulent diffusion flame environment and the soot concentration profiles that control flame radiation. g. flame heights) and soot concentration profiles determine radiation heat fluxes which are the dominant heat transfer mechanism in fire spread and fire growth.

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