A Review on Artificial Aging Behaviors of Fiber Reinforced Polymer-matrix Composites
Key laboratory of NDT (the Ministry of Education), Nanchang HangKong University, Nanchang, China 330063
As is known, factors in climate environment such as hygrothermal effect and UV may have a negative effect on the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composites, resulting in their strength and stiffness degraded. In this review, we summarize all the recent studies on the artificial climate aging, hygrothermal aging, and thermal-oxidation aging of fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composites, as well as their artificial accelerated aging and natural aging. In addition, studies on the aging property assessment and service-life prediction of fiber reinforced composites are introduced. Last but not least, the drawbacks and future trend of fiber reinforced composites aging are presented.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2016
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