6th July, the final day of the conference will focus on flammability and fire resistance of fibre-reinforced composites. This day amalgamates the ‘Composites in Fire’ conference, organized previously every three years from 1996 to 2011 in UK by Prof Geoff Gibson. You can register for the final day here.



Composites Day Programme – Thursday 6 July

 Time Agenda Speaker
 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome / Introduction
Theme: Fibre-reinforced composites: Reaction to fire (heat release, smoke and toxicity) of composites
 09:10 – 09:10 Plenary 1 R.E.Lyon: Fire Response of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
 09:40 – 10:00 Oral Presentation P.Di Modica: Driving Innovation on Jet Fire Resistant Solutions: Searching for Alternative Materials and New Approaches
 10:00 – 10:20 Oral Presentation R.I.Ochs: CFRP Aircraft Skin Exposed to Fires in Simulated Hidden Areas of Aircraft Cabins
 10:20 – 10:40 Oral Presentation L.Schmidt: Prevention of the Formation of Respirable Fibres in Carbon Fibre Reinforced Epoxy Resins during Combustion
 10:40 – 11:10 Coffee
 11:10 – 11:30 Oral Presentation S.Eibl: Flame Retarding Effects by Variously Orientated Fibers in Carbon fiber reinforced plastic materials
 11:30 – 11:50 Oral Presentation E.Schuhler: Fire behaviour of polymer composite to flame, application to a comparative study of thermoset- and thermoplastic-based CFRP
 11:50 – 12:10 Oral Presentation G.Leplatt: Extrapolation of thermochemical kinetics from conventional thermogravimetric analysis at very high heating rates for composites
 12:10 – 12:30 Oral Presentation P.Tranchard: Modelling of the behaviour of a marine composite in fire
 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
Theme: Fire resistant structures and new developments
 13:30 – 14:00 Plenary 2 B.V.Lattimer: Considering Non-uniformity in Thermo-Mechanical Response of Composites during Fires
 14:00 – 14:20 Oral Presentation C.Zhou: Designing Fire Resistant Lightweight Composites  for Marine Applications
 14:20 – 14:40 Oral Presentation Bernhard Schartel: Fire Stability of Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composites: Sandwich Panels and Fuselage Shells
Sub Theme: FR Matrix/Fibre Materials
 14:40 – 15:00 Oral Presentation S.Tang: Flame Retardant Effect of Boron Compounds and Phosphaphenanthrene Derivative on Epoxy Resin
 15:00 – 15:30 Coffee
 15:30 – 15:50 Oral Presentation G.Marosi: Combined Phased Flame Retardancy of Bioepoxy Resins and Carbon Fibre Reinforced Composites
 15:50 – 16:10 Oral Presentation S.Duquesne: Development of Low Weight Flame Retarded Unsaturated Polyester Laminates
 16:10 – 16:30 Oral Presentation B.Kandola: Fire resistant natural fibre-reinforced composites from flame retarded textiles
 16:30 – 16:50 Oral Presentation M.Casetta: Influence of MDH Surface Treatment on the Fire Retardant Mechanism of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 6/MDH Formulations
 16:50 Close Closing Remarks

Invited speakers

Dr Richard Lyon
Aircraft & Aircraft Safety R&D Division, Federal Aviation Administration, Atlantic City, USA
Theme: Reaction to fire (heat release, smoke and toxicity) of composites

Dr. Brian Lattimer
Vice President of R&D, Jensen Hughes
Theme: Composites: Reaction to fire (heat release, smoke and toxicity) of composites