Better characterization of the conditions for safety
The main objective of the FireComp project is to better characterize the conditions that need to be achieved for improving the performance to fire of composite cylinders.
Experimental work will be carried out to improve the understanding of heat transfer mechanisms, thermal degradation, combustion and the loss of strength of composite high-pressure vessels in fire conditions.
Then the modelling of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of these vessels will be set up. The model will be validated by full scale fire tests.
Different applications will be considered: automotive application, stationary application, transportable cylinders, bundles and tube trailers.