Factors affecting moisture absorption in polymer composites. I - Influence of internal factors. II - Influence of external factors

Rao, RMVGK and Balasubramanian, N and Manas, Chanda (1984) Factors affecting moisture absorption in polymer composites. I - Influence of internal factors. II - Influence of external factors. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 3. pp. 232-253.

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Abstract

Moisture absorption data obtained for jute and glass-epoxy composites under the influence of identical internal factors are presented. The observed dissimilarities in behavior are described in terms of different composite schematic models depicting the typical flow paths in both types of materials. The relative composite permeabilities are discussed in terms of typical fiber permeabilities and the diffusion paths preferred by the moisture in the composites. Then, the influence of external factors on the moisture absorption characteristics of permeable and impermeable jute-epoxy, glass, and graphite-epoxy composites is reported.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber composites;hygroscophcity;moisture resistance;polymer matrix composites;underwater tests;diffusion coefficient;epoxy matrix composites;fibre orientation;graphite-fpoxy composites;humidity;hydrothermal stress analysis;moisture content;permeability;temperature dependence
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
Depositing User: Users 90 not found.
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2006
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:22
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3099

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