Submission & tracking

For submitting new manuscripts or tracking the existing ones, login or register to the Submission Tracking System.


Upcoming events

Research Article

Cone calorimeter evaluation on fire resistance of rigid polyurethane foams filled with nanoclay/intumescent flame retardant materials  

Bilal Aydoğan1, Nazım Usta*2

1Department of Electrical and Energy, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Burdur, TURKEY
2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pamukkale University, Denizli, TURKEY





Flame retardant,

Cone calorimeter,


Natural minerals like calcite, clay, kaolin and dolomite are used as fillers up to 15 wt % in productions of rigid polyurethane foams to reduce production costs and enhance the fire resistance. In general, only filler additions do not significantly enhance the fire resistance of the foams. Therefore, different flame retardant materials are added together with the fillers. In this study, effects of 10 wt % nanoclay/5 wt % an intumescent flame retardant additions on combustion behaviour of rigid polyurethane foam were investigated by cone calorimeter tests. Heat release rate, total heat released, ignition time, smoke production and carbon monoxide emissions of neat and nanoclay/intumescent flame retardant filled polyurethane foams were examined. The experimental results showed that 10 wt % nanoclay/5 wt % the intumescent flame retardant addition significantly improved the fire resistance. © 2017 MIM Research Group. All rights reserved.

DOI:                          Full Text


10/06/2018 Citation Ratio: First 3 Volumes of our journal, with 36 articles, are cited 35 times by journals indexed in SCI-Expanded. 

11/05/2018 Editors Wanted: Our journal seeks for new team members in the editor position. More info is here.

11/05/2018 Open for Special Issue Proposals: The journal of RESM is open to proposals for special issues on emerging related topics. More info is here.

26/03/2018 Collaboration for UKMK 13: Editorial Board of our journal and Organizing Committee of 13. UKMK have agreed to collaborate. Extended versions of the selected papers from the conference will be published in our journal. 

For more see News...


  • CrossRef
  • Google Scholar
  • Universal Impact Factor
  • Scientific Indexing Service
  • Research Bible
  • CiteFactor
  • EZB Electronic Journal Library
  • Open Academic Journals Index
  • Global Impact Factor


©2015. All rights reserved

Contact :

Postal Address:

Kemal Öz Mah. 3. Üniversite Sok. Erdoğan Apt. 70/21 Usak/Turkey