Aluminum behavior during fire heating : focus on deformation.

  title={Aluminum behavior during fire heating : focus on deformation.},
  author={Justin Bowyer and Anay Josephine Luketa and Walter Gill and Burl Donaldson},
This paper discusses testing and modeling efforts to experimentally determine, and numerically model the behavior of aluminum at incipient melt conditions. More particularly, the role of the oxide layer which develops on the surface of aluminum which is heating in an oxidizing environment has been found to influence deformation. Several configurations where tested composed of aluminum rods at different orientations with regard to standard gravity, and video images were taken to record movement… CONTINUE READING