Hygrothermal Effects on RT-Cured Glass-Epoxy Composites in Immersion Environments. Part B: Degradation Studies

Srihari, Shylaja and Revathi, A and Rao, RMVGK (2002) Hygrothermal Effects on RT-Cured Glass-Epoxy Composites in Immersion Environments. Part B: Degradation Studies. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 21 (10). pp. 993-1002. ISSN 0731-6844

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    Abstract

    The degradative effects of artificial seawater and distilled water immersion at 333° K on the mechanical properties (ILSS, compression strength) of BID glass/epoxy composite materials has been studied. Experimental results showed that the composite degradation trends were similar in both the media. It was found that the composite specimens exhibited a higher compressive and ILSS retention when immersed in the artificial seawater than when immersed in distilled water. This is attributed to the moisture absorption levels being higher in specimens immersed in distilled water than those immersed in artificial seawater (Part A). Further, it was found that the measured and predicted mechanical strength retention ratios (compression and ILSS) were in fairly good agreement with each other for both the immersion conditions

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: glass/epoxy composite, moisture gain, degradation, compression, ILSS,hot wet property.
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
    Division/Department: Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 10:49
    Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 10:49
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9524

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