STP1044

    Effects of Moisture Content on the Mechanical Properties of Polyphenylene Sulfide Composite Materials

    Published: Jan 1989


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    Abstract

    Effects of moisture absorption on the mechanical behavior of glass-reinforced polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) composites were examined. At 100°C and 95% relative humidity, significant moisture absorption into PPS composites took place within a period of one or two weeks. Large reduction in tensile strengths from 25 to 46% were observed. This reduction is significantly increased up to 60% if the thermoplastic material is not properly crystallized.

    Keywords:

    PPS composites, moisture content, crystallinity, tensile strength


    Author Information:

    Hoa, SV
    Professors and graduate student, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

    Lin, S
    Professors and graduate student, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec

    Chen, JR
    Professors and graduate student, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec


    Paper ID: STP24604S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP24604S


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