Composite Prepared from Epoxidized Soybean Oil
A composite system was fabricated by using epoxidized soybean oil. The fiber volume fraction in the composite system was determined to be 47-51%. Environmental testing of composite samples showed that from 25 to 50°C, the tensile properties of the composite remained constant, but the flexural properties decreased. After being soaked in water and dried out, composite showed a decrease in stress, but an increase in modulus. Experiments with different curing agents showed that the glass transition temperature can increase to 65°C.
P. P. Lu et al., "Composite Prepared from Epoxidized Soybean Oil," American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry, American Chemical Society (ACS), Jan 2000.
American Chemical Society, Polymer Preprints, Division of Polymer Chemistry (2000, Washington, DC, USA)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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