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The tendency of the polymers to melt and drip when they are exposed to external heat source play a very important role in the ignition and the spread [...]

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A new computational procedure for analysis of the melting and flame spread of polymers under fire conditions is presented. The method, termed Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), combines concepts from particle-based techniques with those of the standard finite element method [...]

Abstract

In this paper, we present a computational algorithm for solving an important practical problem, namely, the thermoplastic polymer melting under fire conditions. We propose here a technique [...]

Abstract

A new computational procedure for analysis of the melting and flame spread of polymers under fire conditions is presented. The method, termed Particle Finite Element Method (PFEM), combines concepts from particle-based [...]