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Prediction of elevated temperature, creep and damping behaviour of composite laminates from quantitative DMTA

Lookup NU author(s): Dr George Kotsikos, Professor Mark RobinsonORCiD, Professor Geoff Gibson


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The Cole-Cole (C-C) and Havriliak-Negami models respectively, have been identified as suitable for the parametric modelling of time and temperature behaviour of composites with symmetrical and asymmetrical retardation time spectra. For C-C a shortcut method is proposed to enable the prediction of creep behaviour from dynamic mechanical and thermal analysis (DMTA) data. The C-C plot provides a method of characterising the retardation time distribution, independently of any time-temperature equivalence relationship. The isophthalic polyester resin and composites examined in the present study all showed symmetrical retardation time spectra (in log time) and their DMTA behaviour was well modelled using C-C, with the added assumption of Arrhenius relaxation kinetics. The proposed creep model also worked well for these materials. © 2007 Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Kotsikos G, Robinson AM, Gibson AG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Plastics, Rubber and Composites

Year: 2007

Volume: 36

Issue: 9

Pages: 396-402

Print publication date: 01/11/2007

ISSN (print): 1465-8011

ISSN (electronic): 1743-2898

Publisher: Maney Publishing


DOI: 10.1179/174328907X248168


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