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The thermo-mechanical performance of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 66 during glycol-water hydrolysis conditioning

Thomason, J.L. and Ali, J.Z. and Anderson, J. (2010) The thermo-mechanical performance of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 66 during glycol-water hydrolysis conditioning. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (7). pp. 820-826. ISSN 1359-835X

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    Abstract

    Injection moulded glass-fibre reinforced polyamide 66 composites based on two glass fibre products with different sizing formulations and unreinforced polymer samples have been characterised by dynamic mechanical analysis and unnotched Charpy impact testing both dry as moulded and during conditioning in a glycol-water mixture at 70°C for a range of times up to 400 hours. Simultaneously weight and dimension changes of these materials have been recorded. The results reveal that hydrothermal ageing in glycol-water mixtures causes significant changes in the thermo-mechanical performance of these materials. It is shown that mechanical performance obtained after conditioning at different temperatures can be superimposed when considered as a function of the level of fluid absorbed by the composite polymer matrix.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 16526
    Notes: JCOMA-09-595R1
    Keywords: composite polymer matrix, unnotched charpy impact testing, thermo-mechanical performance, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Manufactures, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Ceramics and Composites, Polymers and Plastics
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Technology > Manufactures
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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    Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
    Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 13:40
    Last modified: 27 Mar 2014 11:29
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/16526

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