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, Venice.
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.
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