Effects of High and Low Temperature on the Tensile Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Kumarasamy, S. and Abidin, M. Shukur Zainol and Bakar, M. N. Abu and Nazida, M.S. and Mustafa, Z. and Anjang, A. (2018) Effects of High and Low Temperature on the Tensile Strength of Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites. IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 370 (1). 012021. ISSN 1757-8981

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In this paper, the tensile performance of glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP) composites at high and low temperature was experimentally evaluated. GFRP laminates were manufactured using the wet hand lay-up assisted by vacuum bag, which has resulted in average fibre volume fraction of 0.45. Using simultaneous heating/cooling and loading, glass fiber epoxy and polyester laminates were evaluated for their mechanical performance in static tensile loading. In the elevated temperature environment test, the tension mechanical properties; stress and modulus were reduced with increasing temperature from 25oC to 80oC. Results of low temperature environment from room temperature to a minimum temperature of -20oC, indicated that there is no considerable effect on the tensile strength, however a slight decrease of tensile modulus were observed on the GFRP laminates. The results obtained from the research highlight the structural survivability on tensile properties at low and high temperature of the GFRP laminates.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL500-777 Aeronautics. Aeronautical engineering
Divisions: Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Pengajian Kejuruteraan Aeroangkasa (School of Aerospace Engineering) > Article
Kampus Kejuruteraan (Engineering Campus) > Pusat Penyelidikan Sains & Kejuruteraan (Science & Engineering Research Centre (SERC)) > Article
Zoom Profil Pakar (Expert Profile) > Aslina Anjang Ab Rahman (Aerospace Engineering)
Depositing User: Administrator Automasi
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2019 03:14
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2019 03:25
URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/44215

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