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The effects of long-term exposure to high temperatures on the ILSS and impact performance of carbon fibre reinforced bismaleimide

Akay, M, Spratt, GR and Meenan, BJ (2003) The effects of long-term exposure to high temperatures on the ILSS and impact performance of carbon fibre reinforced bismaleimide. Composites Science and Technology, 63 (7). pp. 1053-1059. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1016/S0266-3538(03)00018-6


Carbon fibre composite materials with high temperature bismaleimide resin systems as the matrix component are currently being used on structures for both military and civilian aircraft. A major concern with these materials is the effect of long-term exposure to service environments on their physical and mechanical properties. A carbon fibre reinforced bismaleimide composite was evaluated to determine the effect of fibre type and exposure to a high temperature environment on its interlaminar-shear strength and impact performance. Interlaminar shear and Charpy notched impact specimens were prepared, aged for certain periods of time at three different temperatures in air-circulating ovens and tested. The results reflected the degradation of matrix and the fibre-matrix interface with ageing, accordingly the interlaminar-shear strength deteriorated progressively and the failure mode of the impact specimens changed from a brittle failure in the unaged state to a progressive delamination in the aged state. Change in the impact failure modes influenced the energy dissipation characteristics of the specimens.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:A. Polymer-matrix composites; A. Carbon fibres; Thermal ageing; B. Import behaviour; B. Interfacial strength
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Engineering Research Institute
Engineering Research Institute > Nanotechnology & Integrated BioEngineering Centre (NIBEC)
ID Code:7090
Deposited By: Professor Brian Meenan
Deposited On:20 Jan 2010 11:04
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 15:41

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