Residual strength of chopped strand mat glass fibre/epoxy composite structures: Effect of temperature and water absorption

K. J.T. Jeffrey, F. Tarlochan, M. M. Rahman

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Abstract

The residual strength of chopped strand mat glass fibre/epoxy composites following exposure to different hygrothermal conditions was investigated. All residual tests were carried out according to ASTM D 3479 and D 3039 on tension-tension fatigue with a frequency of 5 Hz, a stress ratio of R= 0.5and maximum stress σmax = 60 MPa. The residual strength curves were used to investigate the strength of chopped strand mat glass fibre/epoxy under the effect of temperature and the interactive environment of water absorption and temperature. The results showed that the chopped strand mat glass fibre/epoxy had high resistance toward tension-tension fatigue loading. However, the degradation of the tensile residual strength of chopped strand mat glass fibre/epoxy was significant with high water absorption at an elevated temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)504-519
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal of Automotive and Mechanical Engineering
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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