Novel 3D Network Architectured Hybrid Aerogel Comprising Epoxy, Graphene, and Hydroxylated Boron Nitride Nanosheets
Published in: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10 (46), pp 40032–40043
Authors: W. Yang, N.N. Wang, P. Ping, A.C.Y. Yuen, A. Li, S.E. Zhu, L. L. Wang, J. Wu, T.B.Y. Chen, J.Y. Si, B.D. Rao, H.D. Lu, Q.N. Chan, G.H. Yeoh
A novel three-dimensional (3D) epoxy/graphene nanosheet/hydroxylated boron nitride (EP/GNS/BNOH) hybrid aerogel was successfully fabricated in this study. This was uniquely achieved by constructing a well-defined and interconnected 3D network architecture.
Establishing pyrolysis kinetics for the modelling of the flammability and burning characteristics of solid combustible materials
Published in: Journal of Fire Science, 2018, 36 (6), pp 494-517
Authors: A.C.Y. Yuen, T.B.Y. Chen, G.H. Yeoh, W. Yang, S.C.P. Cheung, M. Cook, B. Yu, Q.N. Chan, H.L. Yip
A generic framework was proposed to effectively characterise the pyrolysis kinetics of any household furniture materials. To examine the validity of this method, two wooden polymeric samples, (1) furniture plywood and (2) particle board, were experimented through thermogravimetric and differential thermal analyses, as well as cone calorimetry.
Numerical study of the development and angular speed of a small-scale fire whirl
Published in: Journal of Computational Science, 2018, 27, pp. 21-34
Authors: A.C.Y. Yuen, G.H. Yeoh, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, T.B.Y. Chen, W. Yang, H. Lu
The development stages of a small-scale fire whirl including the ignition, flame-rising and fully-developed whirling were successfully captured ...
Predicting the fire spread rate of a sloped pine needle board utilizing pyrolysis modelling with detailed gas-phase combustion
Published in: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018, 125, pp. 310-322
Authors: T.B.Y. Chen, A.C.Y. Yuen, C. Wang, G.H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, W. Yang
A novel Large Eddy Simulation (LES) based fire field model that incorporates pyrolysis modelling has been developed ...
Numerical study of fire spread using the level-set method with large eddy simulation incorporating detailed chemical kinetics gas-phase combustion model
Published in: Journal of Computational Science, 2018, 24, pp. 8-23
Authors: T.B.Y. Chen, A.C.Y. Yuen, G.H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, S.C.P. Cheung, Q.N. Chan, W. Yang, H. Lu
A fire code has been developed for the purpose of modelling wildland fires via Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and the use of the level-set approach to track the flame front ...
Comparison of detailed soot formation models for sooty and non-sooty flames in an under-ventilated ISO room
Published in: International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017, 115, pp. 717-729
Authors: A.C.Y. Yuen, G.H. Yeoh, V. Timchenko, T.B.Y. Chen, Q.N. Chan, C. Wang, D.D. Li
In fire simulations, it is essential to include detailed chemical kinetics for the description of the combustion process where intermediate chemical products ...