Ability of the Fire Propagation Apparatus to characterise the heat release rate of energetic materials

Biteau, H., Fuentes, A., Marlair, G., Brohez, S. and Torero, J. L. (2009) Ability of the Fire Propagation Apparatus to characterise the heat release rate of energetic materials. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 166 2-3: 916-924. doi:10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.11.100

Author Biteau, H.
Fuentes, A.
Marlair, G.
Brohez, S.
Torero, J. L.
Title Ability of the Fire Propagation Apparatus to characterise the heat release rate of energetic materials
Journal name Journal of Hazardous Materials   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0304-3894
Publication date 2009-07-30
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.jhazmat.2008.11.100
Open Access Status
Volume 166
Issue 2-3
Start page 916
End page 924
Total pages 9
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject 2307 Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis
2310 Pollution
2311 Waste Management and Disposal
2304 Environmental Chemistry
2305 Environmental Engineering
Abstract Energetic materials encompass a wide range of chemical compounds. They react very rapidly releasing large amounts of energy. One of their peculiarities is that they carry an oxidizer and do not require oxygen from the air as their primary reaction partner. The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of the ability to estimate the heat release rate of a sample energetic material using two calorimetric methodologies. The methods are based on Oxygen Consumption and Carbon Dioxide Generation principles. Data have been obtained from experiments carried out with the Fire Propagation Apparatus. First, results from smoke powder combustion tests reveal significant discrepancies between the two approaches. Results from a sensitivity analysis realised in a previous work underlined that the most likely parameters to alter the heat release rate estimation are the energy constants and the concentration of oxygen. Correction procedures have been developed; one based on the estimation of the amount of oxygen supplied by the oxidizer, and a second one based on the calculation of new energy constants accounting for the chemical decomposition of the tested materials. Results are presented in this study.
Keyword Carbon dioxide generation calorimetry
Energetic materials
Fire propagation apparatus
Heat release rate
Oxygen consumption calorimetry
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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