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Degradation of composite materials in a marine environment

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Date Issued:
1992
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Degradation of composite materials in marine environments has been investigated experimentally and with analytical and numerical methods. Basic mechanical properties, fiber volume fraction, moisture absorption curves and transverse tensile properties after water absorption were determined. Transverse fracture surfaces of dry and wet composites were inspected in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). In addition, the edge replication technique was applied. Micromechanical stress analysis of a composite subjected to mechanical, thermal and moisture loading were performed using analytical methods and finite elements. Transverse stiffness and stress levels for interfacial debonding and matrix failure were calculated and correlated with transverse stiffness and strength obtained experimentally.
Title: Degradation of composite materials in a marine environment.
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Name(s): Pomies, Frederic.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Carlsson, Leif A., Thesis advisor
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1992
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 199 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Degradation of composite materials in marine environments has been investigated experimentally and with analytical and numerical methods. Basic mechanical properties, fiber volume fraction, moisture absorption curves and transverse tensile properties after water absorption were determined. Transverse fracture surfaces of dry and wet composites were inspected in a scanning electron microscope (SEM). In addition, the edge replication technique was applied. Micromechanical stress analysis of a composite subjected to mechanical, thermal and moisture loading were performed using analytical methods and finite elements. Transverse stiffness and stress levels for interfacial debonding and matrix failure were calculated and correlated with transverse stiffness and strength obtained experimentally.
Identifier: 14818 (digitool), FADT14818 (IID), fau:12703 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Engineering and Computer Science
Thesis (M.S.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1992.
Subject(s): Composite materials
Environmental monitoring
Stress corrosion
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