Durability Study Of Pultruded Cfrp Plates Under Sustained Bending In Distilled Water And Seawater Immersions: Effects On The Visco-Elastic Properties

Innocent Kafodya & Guijun Xian
This paper presents effects of distilled water, seawater
and sustained bending strains of 30% and 50% ultimate strain at
room temperature, on the durability of unidirectional pultruded
carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates. In this study,
dynamic mechanical analyzer (DMA) was used to investigate the
synergic effects of the immersions and bending strains on the viscoelastic
properties of (CFRP) such as storage modulus, tan delta and
glass transition temperature. The study reveals that the storage
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