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Document ID (ISN)109018
CIS number 09-172
ISSN - Serial title 0925-7535 - Safety Science
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Dolez P.I., Nohile C., Ha Anh T., Vu-Khanh T., Benoţt R., Bellavigna-Ladoux O.
Title Exploring the chemical aspects of truck tire blowouts and explosions
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.9, p.1334-1344. Illus. 37 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) tyres; road transport; explosions; trucks
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; causes of accidents; thermal effects; chemical reactions
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceCanada
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Road transportation