Failure Analysis

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Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures

Qiufeng Wang, Yunxia Wang, Na Fan, Mengjiao Wang, Fengyuan Yan, and Hongling Wang
6 April 2017
The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior.

Effects of tempering on adhesion of liquid silicone rubber to thermoplastics

Christin Baumgart, Volker Altstädt, and Dominik Weiß
20 February 2017
Tempering improves the mechanical properties of liquid silicone rubber, but also decreases its ability to adhere to engineering thermoplastics.

Effects of temperature on the relaxation behavior of poly(lactic acid)

Necmi Dusunceli, Aleksey D. Drozdov, and Naseem Theilgaard
24 October 2016
A series of tensile loading–unloading and relaxation tests, under stretching and retraction cyclic deformation conditions, were conducted between room temperature and 50!sup!°!/sup!C.

Wear mechanisms in palmyra-fruit-fiber-reinforced polymer composites

Sankar Irullappasamy, Durairaj Ravindran, and Irulappasamy Siva
14 October 2016
The effect of several different fiber-surface chemical treatments is investigated for palmyra fruit fiber/polyester samples.

Investigating radiation effects in polymethacrylimide sandwich structure composites

Rafael J. Zaldivar, Aura Labatete-Goeppinger, Dhruv N. Patel, and James P. Nokes
27 September 2016
Upon radiation exposure, polymer fragmentation causes a sharp degradation in the mechanical and thermal properties of Rohacell foams.

Thermal treatment influences the fatigue response of basalt-fiber-reinforced polymer

Guijun Xian, Zike Wang, Zhaohui Yang, and Yongming Yang
8 August 2016
Exposure to elevated temperatures causes the degradation of the resin matrix and a reduction of bonding strength in composite samples, and thus accelerates the propagation of fatigue damage.

Fabrication of self-reinforced cellulose composites

Supachok Tanpichai
31 May 2016
Cellulose fibers from agricultural waste are used to prepare composites with improved mechanical properties.

Low-velocity impact response of nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells

Mohammad R. Bayat, M. Mosavi Mashhadi, and Omid Rahmani
23 May 2016
A two-step perturbation method is used to study the nonlinear behavior of functionally graded carbon-nanotube-reinforced composite cylindrical shells with different filler distributions.

Fracture behavior of high-density polyethylene composites

Yick G. Hsuan, Sukjoon Na, and Sabrina Spatari
5 February 2016
The essential work of fracture concept was used to study the effect of nanoclay on the plain-strain fracturing of pristine and recycled blends.

Predicting thermal degradation mechanisms in polymer composites

Muhammad Azeem Arshad and Abdel-Karim Maaroufi
18 November 2015
Kinetic modeling and structural analyses are used to determine degradation pathways in metal-filled epoxy materials.