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Durability testing of nonmetallic materials has been a common practice in many industries, such as paint and coatings, plastics,textiles and building materials. The role of this testing is expanding from a basic research tool to that of a quality control technique and predictor of service life. This change has necessitated the development of new procedures for exposing and evaluating materials and analyzing data.
STP 1294 addresses these developments with 14 peer-reviewed papers. In three sections:
Characterizing Natural and Accelerated Exposure Environments and Samples
Correlating Natural and Accelerated Durability Testing
and Predicting Service Life.
Parametric Control of a Fresnel Reflecting Concentrator Outdoor Accelerated Weathering Device
McGreer M., Pekara D., Putman W.
Effects of Filter and Burner Aging on the Spectral Power Distribution of Xenon Arc Lamps
Fischer R., Ketola W., Skogland T.
Durability Studies of Solar Reflector Materials Exposed to Environmental Stresses
Jorgensen G., Kim H., Wendelin T.
Report on Joint SSPC/ASTM Round Robin
Development of a Methodology for Service Lifetime Prediction of Renewable Energy Devices
Czanderna A., Jorgensen G., Kim H., King D.
Estimation of Durability of GFRP Laminates Under Stress-Corrosive Environments Using Acoustic Emission
Fujii Y., Hamada H., Ramakrishna S.