Fire simulations of a fishing research vessel with FRP structures

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Abstract

The fire safety effect of using fibre-reinforced polymer (FRP) as the primary construction material in a fishing research vessel was studied by fire simulations. The effect of FRP structures on fire development was assessed by comparing the simulated gas temperatures and potential heat releases with FRP and steel structures. The structural integrity of FRP structures was assessed using simulated temperatures of the structures as indicators of integrity. The effect of protective mineral wool and intumescent coating layers was also quantified. The results showed that despite the protection, the structural integrity of FRP bulkheads could be compromised in fire conditions. Mineral wool was found to be better protection than the intumescent coating: it can either prevent or postpone the pyrolysis of the FRP bulkhead, depending on the fire exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Marine Design 2020
Subtitle of host publicationPapers
PublisherRoyal Institution of Naval Architects RINA
Pages125-133
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-911649-01-4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on Marine Design 2020, MD 2020 - Cadiz, Spain
Duration: 15 Jan 202016 Jan 2020

Conference

ConferenceRINA, Royal Institution of Naval Architects - International Conference on Marine Design 2020, MD 2020
Abbreviated titleMD 2020
CountrySpain
CityCadiz
Period15/01/2016/01/20

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    Tissari, A., Korhonen, T., Kling, T., Korkealaakso, A., & Hakkarainen, T. (2020). Fire simulations of a fishing research vessel with FRP structures. In International Conference on Marine Design 2020: Papers (pp. 125-133). Royal Institution of Naval Architects RINA.