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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 24 Jun 2012|
|Event||15th European Conference on Composite Materials - Venice, Italy|
Duration: 24 Jun 2012 → 28 Jun 2012
|Conference||15th European Conference on Composite Materials|
|Period||24/06/12 → 28/06/12|
- glass fibre
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.