Hygrothermal Effects on Painted and Unpainted Glass/Epoxy Composites—Part B: Degradation Studies

Pavan, RMV and Saravanan, M and Dinesh, AR and Rao, YJ and Srihari, Shylaja and Revathi, A (2001) Hygrothermal Effects on Painted and Unpainted Glass/Epoxy Composites—Part B: Degradation Studies. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 20 (12). pp. 1048-1053. ISSN 0731-6844

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    Abstract

    Studies were conducted on the degradation of ILSS and compression strength properties of glass/epoxy composite specimens painted and unpainted that were subjected to immersion in a water bath maintained at 323 K. It is found that both ILSS and compressive strength of the composite degraded more in the case of unpainted specimens (coded L0) compared to the painted ones (L1 or L2). Further, the specimens with a thicker paint coat (L2) degraded less than those with a thinner paint coat (L1).

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: glass/epoxy composites, maximum moisture content, ILSS, compressive strength, degradation.
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Other, Other, Other, Other, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 11:08
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 11:08
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9501

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