Picture of wind turbine against blue sky

Open Access research with a real impact...

The Strathprints institutional repository is a digital archive of University of Strathclyde research outputs.

The Energy Systems Research Unit (ESRU) within Strathclyde's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is producing Open Access research that can help society deploy and optimise renewable energy systems, such as wind turbine technology.

Explore wind turbine research in Strathprints

Explore all of Strathclyde's Open Access research content

The absorption of automotive coolant fluids in glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6,6 at elevated temperatures

Downes, Kerrie Ann and Thomason, James (2012) The absorption of automotive coolant fluids in glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6,6 at elevated temperatures. In: 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2012-06-24 - 2012-06-28.

[img] Microsoft Word
Thomason_JL_Pure_The_absorption_of_automotive_coolant_fluids_in_glass_fibre_reinforced_polyamide_66_at_elevated_temperatures_Jun_2012.doc - Draft Version

Download (333kB)

Abstract

Polyamide 66 and two glass fibre composite (DS1110 and DS1143) samples were conditioned in common automotive fluids, water and ethylene glycol at a range of temperatures and their dimensional changes were monitored over a range of times up to 2500 hours. Percentage weight changes in the samples suggested absorption due to Fickian diffusion and that an increase in temperature increased this process.