Hygrothermal viscoelastic material characterisation of unidirectional continuous carbon-fibre reinforced polyamide 6

Y. L.M. van Dijk, T. Grätzl, M. Abouhamzeh, L. Kroll, S. Shroff

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Abstract

This paper presents results of material characterisation experiments on the hygrothermal viscoelastic behaviour of unidirectional laminates of continuous carbon-fibre reinforced polyamide 6. The material behaviour when subjected to the automotive painting process is of interest. Coefficients of thermal- and -moisture expansion were determined from dilatometer experiments and micrometer measurements together with weighing, respectively. Diffusion coefficients were generated from thermogravimetric analysis and fitted with the Arrhenius equation. Dynamic mechanical analysis and digital image correlation of quasi-static tensile tests were performed to obtain a relaxation curve and a major Poisson's ratio, respectively. The Williams-Landel-Ferry equation was fitted to the time shift factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-164
Number of pages8
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Volume150
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Carbon fibre
  • Hygroscopy
  • Rheological properties
  • Thermomechanical
  • Thermoplastic resin

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