Fire protection of flammable materials utilizing geopolmer

James Giancaspro, P. Balaguru, Richard Lyon

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Sandwich panel were constructed using a balsa wood core with fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) facings. A thin layer of a fire-resistant paste composed of Geopolymer matrix and lightweight glass powder was placed on the surface of the facings. The panels were tested to measure the heat release and smoke generating properties of the sandwich composite. The various test results show that a strong relationship existed between the thickness of the fire paste and the sandwich plate density. It was also stated that for any given thickness of fire coating, the resulting density of the sandwich structure could be estimated accurately.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1125-1138
Number of pages14
JournalInternational SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition (Proceedings)
StatePublished - 2004
Event49th International SAMPE Symposium and Exhibition: Materials and Processing Technology - 60 Years of SAMPE Progress, SAMPE 2004 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 16 2004May 20 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Fire Resistance
  • Flammability
  • Sandwich Composites


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