Accelerated degradation of a polyurethane aerospace coating.

Taraneh Bozorgzad Moghim
Understanding the degradation phenomena of a coating is paramount in determining its service lifetime. A coating may experience a multitude of extreme environments; humidity, temperature and UV radiation, with UV radiation being the acute cause of coating degradation. With aircraft flying at altitudes between 9 and 13 km, their exposure to UV and ozone rise significantly. However, the effects of UV and ozone combined are seldom explored within literature. A polyurethane (PU) military aircraft topcoat...
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