Thermally Induced Stresses in a Composite Exposed to Fire
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis investigates the behavior of graphiteepoxy composites subjected to fire as may occur on the decks of naval aircraft carriers. The analytical model consists of two parts one for the determination of the temperature field within the composite due to a fire, and the other for determining the stresses within the composite due to the temperature field. Both problems are provided one-dimensional finite element models. Appropriate failure criteria are incorporated to predict the survivability of composites in various fire environments. Parametric studies were performed and the results are presented in both graphical and tabular form.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Safety Engineering
- Combustion and Ignition