STP580: Temperature Dependence of the Complex Modulus for Fiber-Reinforced Materials

    Heller, RA
    Professor and graduate research assistants, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Thakker, AB
    Professor and graduate research assistants, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Arthur, CE
    Professor and graduate research assistants, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

    Pages: 11    Published: Jan 1975


    Abstract

    To examine the time-temperature dependence of fiber-reinforced composite materials, forced vibration experiments have been conducted. After suitable statistical smoothing techniques have been applied to the raw data, the complex moduli (storage and loss moduli) of boron-epoxy and graphite-epoxy have been determined for a wide range of temperatures and frequencies. The materials are shown to exhibit an Arrhenius type of behavior.

    Keywords:

    composite materials, fibers, reinforced plastics, epoxy resins, viscoelasticity, modulus of elasticity


    Paper ID: STP32315S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D30.08

    DOI: 10.1520/STP32315S


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