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Effects of hydrolysis ageing on the performance and dimensional stability of glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 66

Thomason, J.L. and Ali, J.Z. and Anderson, J. (2010) Effects of hydrolysis ageing on the performance and dimensional stability of glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 66. In: 68th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ANTEC 2010, 2010-06-16 - 2010-06-20, Orlando, Florida.

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    Abstract

    Results of an in-depth study of hydrolysis testing on the mechanical performance, weight change, and dimensional stability of injection moulded glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 66 automotive composites are presented. Composite and resin samples have been characterised after conditioning in water-glycol mixtures at 70°C, 120°C and 150°C for a range of times up to 1000 hours. The results reveal that hydrothermal ageing results in significant changes in the mechanical performance, weight, and dimensions of these materials. Mechanical performance after conditioning at different temperatures could be superimposed when considered as a function of the level of fluid absorbed by the composite matrix.

    Item type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    ID code: 20623
    Keywords: glass fiber, nylon, polyamide, hydrolysis, coolant, glycol, automotive, injection molding, Mechanical engineering and machinery, Mechanical Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, Ceramics and Composites, Polymers and Plastics, Automotive Engineering
    Subjects: Technology > Mechanical engineering and machinery
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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      Depositing user: Ms Katrina May
      Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2010 10:40
      Last modified: 21 Sep 2014 14:57
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/20623

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