# Downward flame spread over extruded polystyrene

@article{An2015DownwardFS,
title={Downward flame spread over extruded polystyrene},
author={Weiguang An and Huahua Xiao and Km M. Liew and Lin Lin Jiang and Weigang Yan and Yang Zhou and Xinjie Huang and Anastasia Rebrikova and Lijing Gao},
journal={Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry},
year={2015},
volume={119},
pages={1091-1103}
}
An experimental study on the characteristics of downward flame spread of extruded polystyrene (XPS) is presented. The parameters investigated include average mass loss rate per unit of thickness ($$\dot{m}^{'}$$m˙′), average flame height (Hf), average flame spread rate (vf), and mass growth rate ($$\dot{m}_{1}$$m˙1) of molten XPS. The effects of sample thickness (d), sidewalls and atmospheric pressure (p), and the combined effects of these factors on the flame spread are studied. The larger… CONTINUE READING