Fire Research 2019-09-16T15:30:19+02:00 Francesca Baccino Open Journal Systems <p><strong>Fire Research</strong> is an Open-Access journal publishing scholarly articles, surveys, and original contributions on the domain of fire science and engineering.&nbsp;Fire Research topics include, but are not limited to: fire dynamics, fire chemistry and physics, material properties at high temperatures, structural fire performance, measurement and test methods, fire detection and suppression, active/passive fire protection methods, human behavior in case of fire, organization and management of fire safety, decision analysis and operations research in fire problems, fire risk assessment methods, fire in industrial buildings and explosions, forensic investigation, wildland/urban interface fires, wildland fires.</p> <p>This journal is fully Open Access, it has no submission fee and no article processing charge.&nbsp;All papers are immediately published as soon as they have been accepted, by adding them to the "current" volume's Table of Contents.<br><br>Looking for rapid publication? Fair peer-review? Immediate indexing? <br><a href="">Submit your paper to our journal!</a></p> Performance of intumescent coatings in cone calorimeter and open pool fires 2019-09-16T15:30:19+02:00 Saket Singh Sumit Shivani Sudheer Siddapureddy Siddini Venkatesh Prabhu <p>Accidental fire is a major concern in terms of safety of infrastructures and human lives. With the technological advancement, several novel methods are developed for minimizing the damages caused by the fire. One of the methods is to paint the base metals/ material with fire retardant coatings which can increase the lead time so that economic destruction and loss of human lives can be avoided. In this work, the performance of the intumescent coating (passive type fire retardant coatings) is studied with the help of cone calorimeter and open pool diesel fire as sources of heat. The transient temperature distribution for bare Stainless Steel 310 plate suggests that the cone calorimeter experiments alone cannot suffice for mimicking real life conditions. Comparison of the behavior of the available paints in cone calorimeter and open pool fire confirms that the performance of intumescent coatings in cone calorimeter is very different from that in open pool fire. The safe initial thickness of the intumescent coating is a function of heat release rate of the source. The effective thermal conductivity of the intumescent coatings is evaluated using one dimensional conduction heat equation with constant boundary temperature condition.</p> 2019-06-21T11:47:32+02:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##