Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry

, Volume 133, Issue 1, pp 649–657 | Cite as

Discuss the heat release capacity of polymer derived from microscale combustion calorimeter

  • Qiang Xu
  • Cong Jin
  • Andrea Majlingova
  • Agoston Restas


Heat release capacity is known as a combination of the thermal stability and combustion properties, which can be used to classify the flammability of materials. It can be derived from microscale combustion calorimeter test results or from additive molar group contributions. PMMA and two kinds of extruded polystyrene were tests by microscale combustion calorimeter with 9 heating rates. Heat release capacity was calculated for the tested materials by 5 algorithms from the literatures. Adaptability of these 5 algorithms was evaluated in this paper.


Heat release capacity Flammability Heating rate Microscale combustion calorimeter Limited oxygen index 



This research is supported by the Natural Science Fund of China, Nos. 51376093 and 51776098. The research team is honored by “Six Talent Peaks” project of Jiangsu Province, China.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qiang Xu
    • 1
  • Cong Jin
    • 2
  • Andrea Majlingova
    • 3
  • Agoston Restas
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  2. 2.School of Computer Science and TechnologyNanjing University of Science and TechnologyNanjingChina
  3. 3.Faculty of Wood Science and TechnologyTechnical University in ZvolenZvolenSlovakia
  4. 4.Department of Fire Prevention and Rescue ControlNational University of Public ServiceBudapestHungary

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