Rao, RMVGK and Chanda, M and Balasubramanian, N (1983) A Fickian diffusion model for permeable fibre polymer composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2 . pp. 289-299. ISSN 0731-6844Full text not available from this repository.
A brief description of the Fickian diffusion behavior in polymer composites, containing impermeable fibres (glass and graphite) is presented. The applicability of such a model to composites based on a permeable fibre phase (jute) is verified, both under the influence of varied internal (fibre volume fraction) and external (ambient temperature) factors. Very good correlations are found between the experimental data and a modified Fickian diffusion plot. The significance of a resin impregnated fibre volume fraction in such a composite is highlighted.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright for this article belongs to Sage Publishers.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Diffusion; Fiber composites; Ficks equation; Moisture content; Polymer matrix composites; Absorptivity; Diffusion coefficient; Glass fiber reinforced plastics; Graphite-epoxy composites; Permeability|
|Subjects:||CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials|
|Division/Department:||Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Other, Structures Division|
|Depositing User:||Ms. Alphones Mary|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jun 2005|
|Last Modified:||24 May 2010 09:39|
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