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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.

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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.