|Document ID (ISN)||109018|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0925-7535 - Safety Science
|Convention or series no.
||Dolez P.I., Nohile C., Ha Anh T., Vu-Khanh T., Benoţt R., Bellavigna-Ladoux O.
||Exploring the chemical aspects of truck tire blowouts and explosions
||Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.9, p.1334-1344. Illus. 37 ref.
||Truck tire blowouts and explosions account for a non-negligible number of occupational accidents with severe outcomes particularly in the transportation industry. This literature review was aimed at identifying the different processes involved, with a special focus on the chemical aspects of the phenomena. Tire blowouts and explosions associated with heat input are the result of the contribution of the thermal expansion of the air inside the tire, the thermal weakening of the tire structure and chemical reactions including pyrolysis, thermo-oxidation and combustion, leading to the degradation of the tire polymer matrix. Findings also highlight the difficulties in trying to devise preventive and corrective measures against tire blowouts and explosions.
||tyres; road transport; explosions; trucks
||literature survey; causes of accidents; thermal effects; chemical reactions
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Canada|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards