Mishra, Gyanaranjan and Baske, Chaitanya Prasad (2009) Characterization of Hybrid FRP composites with Hygrothermal Exposure Under Varied Ambient Conditions. BTech thesis.
The present experimental study aims at assessing the effect of moisture and temperature on the mechanical properties of hybrid FRP composites. Samples of several Carbon-Glass-Epoxy hybrids were manufactured using hand layup method where the stacking of plies was alternate and the weight fraction of fibre and matrix was kept at 50%-50%. Specimens were cut from the fabricated laminate according to the ASTM D 2344-84(1989) standards. Some of these specimens were kept in the As-Cured condition so as to obtain the base properties. Rest specimens were then subjected to hygrothermal environment where the relative humidity was maintained at 95% and the temperature at 60°C for 24,48,72,96,120 hours. These specimens were divided into groups of five. One group was subjected to cryogenic conditions at -40°C for 2 hours and the other group was subjected to elevated temperature at 50°C for 2 hours. These treated samples were then subjected to short beam shear test or 3 point bend test. The ILSS (shear strength) values were then compared with the base values of as cured specimen. Differential scanning calorimetry was done to find the Tg variation. Degradation of mechanical property was found to be most prominent is case of specimens subjected to elevated temperature (50°C) after hygrothermal treatment. SEM analysis was done to ascertain the mode of failure.
|Item Type:||Thesis (BTech)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||hybrid composites;hygrothermal; mechanical behavior;sub-ambient temperature; ILSS; glass transition temperature|
|Subjects:||Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Composites > Polymer|
Engineering and Technology > Metallurgical and Materials Science > Composites > FRP
|Divisions:||Engineering and Technology > Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering|
|Deposited By:||GYANARANJAN MISHRA|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2009 11:00|
|Last Modified:||09 May 2009 11:00|
|Supervisor(s):||Mohanty, U K|
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