A Fickian diffusion model for permeable fibre polymer composites

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 0731-6844

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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: Article
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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
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2005
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:09
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/800

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