Effect of water on the fatigue behavior for a pultruded glass-reinforced composite

K. Liao, C. R. Schultheisz, D. L. Hunston, L. C. Brinson

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Abstract

Pultruded composites are finding increasing use in infrastructure and marine applications where they see prolonged exposure to environmental factors such as moisture. This work examines the fatigue behavior (4 point bending) in air and water for pultruded materials. Some specimens were preconditioned in water for 6 months (room temperature) before testing in water. The results show that water significantly reduces the fatigue life at low loads but not high loads. Moreover, preconditioning had no effect on fatigue life in water. Consequently, using higher loads or preconditioning to accelerate fatigue tests in water is not a useful approach.

Original languageBritish English
Pages2245-2249
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 1998
EventProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3) - Atlanta, GA, USA
Duration: 26 Apr 199830 Apr 1998

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the 1998 56th Annual Technical Conference, ANTEC. Part 1 (of 3)
CityAtlanta, GA, USA
Period26/04/9830/04/98

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