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Project ID: G1RD-CT-2001-00579
Funded under: FP5-GROWTH
Country: France

Software for fire behaviour characterisation of materials

A current request from end-users or manufacturers of fire-retardant materials is to have a software able to orient their development in the way they want: reduction of heat release, reduction of smoke production, during combustion of material.

A database built with the results from the samples testing during the project has been set up. Software based on statistic analysis by main components has been associated. It allows identifying the main fire behaviour characteristic of a sample, following several parameters.

Moreover, this analysis allows associating the technical target wanted by an end-user with the best corresponding requirement in terms of fire retardant additives or processes for example.

The interface is chart based from cone calorimeter results and allows a quick and efficient analysis, with a possibility of direct updating from Internet access. This software applies for the moment for transportation, building and home furniture but could be extended to other application fields.

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