The absorption of automotive coolant fluids in glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6,6 at elevated temperatures

Kerrie Ann Downes, James Thomason

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Abstract

Polyamide 66 and two glass fibre composite (DS1110 and DS1143) samples were conditioned in common automotive fluids, water and ethylene glycol at a range of temperatures and their dimensional changes were monitored over a range of times up to 2500 hours. Percentage weight changes in the samples suggested absorption due to Fickian diffusion and that an increase in temperature increased this process.
Original languageEnglish
PagesPaper 1596
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jun 2012
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • glass fibre
  • sizing
  • polyamide
  • conditioning

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    Downes, K. A., & Thomason, J. (2012). The absorption of automotive coolant fluids in glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6,6 at elevated temperatures. Paper 1596. Paper presented at 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, Italy.