Sixth International Conference on Composites In Fire
The Composites in Fire conferences exist to transfer understanding, technology and research results from major programmes from three continents, Europe, USA and Australia, to industry.
Since CIF-5, which was held in 2008, substantial progress has taken place in testing and modelling the problem of the fire resistance of composite structures. There have also been important changes in the methods used to achieve low heat release and improved fire resistance. Important research has also taken place to fairly compare the fire behaviour of composites with other lightweight construction materials, including aluminium.
It is the purpose of CIF-6 to report this progress and transfer the technologies and techniques developed to industry. The programme will include 'Fire Resistance and Fire Reaction in Composites: New Developments'; 'Technology Transfer: Marine and Aerospace'; 'Multi-Scale Modelling of Materials and Structures in Fire'; 'Materials Selection and Materials Comparisons'.
- Key issues in Composite Fire Resistance
- Use of the Cone calorimeter in fire testing of composites
- Mechanisms of fire retardance
- Fire resistance and fire reaction of composites - new developments
- Fire testing under load
- Fire retardancy in composites - the journey from nano to intermediate scale.
- Flame propagation test method for aircraft structural materials in inaccessible areas of aircraft cabins
- Recent developments in marine composites
- Recent developments in aerospace composites
- Technology transfer between marine and aerospace
- Materials selection and comparison between composites and aluminium
- Modelling the behaviour of intumescents
- Fire behaviour of composite pipework
- Recent developments in composites for land transport
- Air Force Research Laboratories, USA
- BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
- Cooperative Research Centre for Advanced Composite Structures Ltd (CRC-ACS), Australia
- DSTO, The Defence Science and Technology Organisation Melbourne, Australia
- Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology, Switzerland
- FIRE-RESIST Programme Partnership, EU
- Future Pipe Industries BV, The Netherlands
- GAIKER Centro Tecnológico, Spain
- Health & Safety Laboratory, UK
- NetComposites, UK
- Newcastle University, UK
- Politechnico di Torino, Italy
- Rolls-Royce plc, UK
- RMIT University, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia
- Sandia National Labs, USA
- Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
- Technosoft Inc., USA
- TECNALIA, Spain
- University of Bolton, UK
- University at Buffalo, USA
- University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
- University of Patras, Greece
- United States Federal Aviation Administration, USA
- Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, USA
Who should attend?
The fire response of composites is a critical factor in virtually all engineering applications of these materials. CIF is a 2-day industry-oriented conference intended to bring together end-users, designers, materials suppliers, test houses and regulatory bodies. The meeting is also appropriate for university researchers.
The delegate registration fee is £420.00 (£350.00 + VAT @ 20%). VAT is payable by all delegates attending conferences in the UK. The fee includes attendance at the technical presentations, refreshments and lunch on 9th and 10th June, welcome reception on 9th June and a copy of the conference papers on a USB.
International Advisory Committee
- Professor S.W. Case, Virginia Tech, USA
- Professor P.E. Desjardin, University at Buffalo, USA
- Dr S. Feih, RMIT University, Australia
- Professor A.G. Gibson (Conference Chairman) Newcastle University, UK
- Professor B. Kandola, University of Bolton, UK
- Professor B.Y. Lattimer, Virginia Tech, USA
- Dr R.E. Lyon, Federal Aviation Administration, USA
- Professor A.P. Mouritz, RMIT University, Australia
- Dr B. Schartel, BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Germany
For further information please contact the conference organiser CompositeLink firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference is supported by the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global. The content of the information does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the United States Government and no official endorsement should be inferred.