سال انتشار: ۱۳۹۰
محل انتشار: کنفرانس بین المللی فرآورش پلیمرها
تعداد صفحات: ۴
Moslem Najafi – Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, South Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 1957978974, Tehran, Iran
Seyed Mohammad Reza Khalili – Center of Excellence for Research in Advanced Materials and Structures
Reza Eslami Farsani – Center of Excellence for Research in Advanced Materials and Structures, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
In order to evaluate the changes in the flexural properties of three types polymer-matrix composites (phenolic resin reinforced with woven basalt and carbon fibers at a total volume fraction of approximately 35%) affected by transient thermal conditions, mechanical tests were performed to specimens, which have previously been subjected to a certain number of thermal shock cycles. During the thermal shock cycling test performed in the air, there is a coupling effect between matrix oxidation occurring at high temperatures of the cycle, and the matrix cracking due to thermo-mechanical ply stresses induced by the prevented differential expansions of the plies. It is at the interfacial area where the stress concentration develops, due to the differences in the thermal expansion coefficients between the reinforcement and the matrix phase. The reduction of ultimate flexural strength after thermal shock cycling was less than 6% of that initial thermal cycling for composites reinforced with woven basalt fibers. The flexural strength of the composite reinforced carbon fibers was reduced to more than 10% of the initial values.