Passive protection against fire

This line is focused on the obtaining of fire protection mortars, formulated with products that undergo endothermic decomposition in a range between 300°C and 800°C. Due to this effect, the protection time increases significantly.

The line has an important experimental but also theoretical component, with the modeling of kinetic and heat transfer phenomena.



Main results of this line of research:

Ciudad, A., Haurie, L., & Lacasta, A. M. (2015). Kinetic analysis of endothermic degradation of magnesium hydroxide, calcium hydroxide and calcium carbonate in the context of passive fire protection. Fire and Materials, 39(1), 14-25.

Formosa, J., Chimenos, J. M., Lacasta, A. M., & Haurie, L. (2011). Thermal study of low-grade magnesium hydroxide used as fire retardant and in passive fire protection. Thermochimica acta, 515(1-2), 43-50.

Formosa, J., Chimenos, J. M., Lacasta, A. M., Haurie, L., & Rosell, J. R. (2011). Novel fire-protecting mortars formulated with magnesium by-products. Cement and Concrete Research,41(2), 191-196.