Viscoelastic and drop-weight impact properties of an acrylic-matrix composite and a conventional thermoset composite – A comparative study

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Abstract

Novel reactive thermoplastic resin systems such as Elium® have attracted significant research attention for composite applications because they combine the low-cost processibility of thermosets and the recyclability of TPs. In this work, the viscoelastic and impact behaviours of glass fibre-reinforced composites, containing Elium® and a commercial epoxy matrix were evaluated. To complement observations from both characterisation techniques, the fracture characteristics of both materials were also investigated by scanning electron microscopy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-41
JournalMaterials letters
Volume238
Early online date30 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Polymeric composites; Amorphous materials; Viscoelasticity; Thermoplastic matrices

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