Title

Experimental Characterization of Hygrothermal and Aging Effects in Textile Composites

Abstract

This paper summarizes the hygrothermal and physical aging tests that were conducted on AS4/PR500 5HS textile composite laminates. The objectives of the hygrothermal tests were to determine the diffusivity and maximum moisture content of the laminate. Three temperatures and three relative humidity levels (RH) were used in combination to create seven test conditions. In addition, three stress levels and three damage levels were imposed to examine the combined effects of stress and damage on moisture absorption. Short-term creep tests were performed on neat resin at different test temperatures to characterize physical aging of the resin matrix. In addition, creep and recovery experiments were conducted on un-aged resin specimens in order to characterize the pronounced stress-dependent nonlinearly viscoelastic response of the PR 500 resin.

Meeting Name

Collection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference (2000, Atlanta, GA, USA)

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

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Citation

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text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2000 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), All rights reserved.

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