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Flexural behavior of epoxy-carbon composite with diffusion effect
Author(s): Leong Keey Seah; Zhiying Wang; Yian Zhao; Gin Boay Chai
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the flexural behavior was investigated at different temperatures and different cross-head speeds with and without diffusion effect. The studied material is carbon fiber reinforced derakane epoxy composite. The testing temperature was set at 30, 50, 80 and 100°C to investigate the temperature effect on flexural strength. At each temperature, the testing was conducted at four different cross head speeds (0.05, 0.2, 2 and 20mm/min). The diffusion effect was studied on flexural strength with specimens soaked in sea water at 50°C to saturate. A master curve of flexural strength was formed based on time-temperature superposition principle (TTSP) with shift factor obtained by DMA test. Based on the master curve, the flexural strength was predicted with a 35% drop after using 30 years in an ideal condition without considering pressure, stress, diffusion and so on.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9302, International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014, 930225 (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2084788
Show Author Affiliations
Leong Keey Seah, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Zhiying Wang, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Yian Zhao, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)
Gin Boay Chai, Nanyang Technological Univ. (Singapore)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9302:
International Conference on Experimental Mechanics 2014
Chenggen Quan; Kemao Qian; Anand Asundi; Fook Siong Chau, Editor(s)

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