Environmental effects on flexural over-strength factor of epoxy resin materials

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Abstract

Polymer composite structures are usually subjected to large flexural loadings during their life-span of the structures, so the flexural behavior of these structures and their constituents in different environmental conditions are critical to their use. A novel analytical approach for epoxy resin semibrittle materials with strain softening model in tension and compression has been developed to investigate the flexural behavior of these materials. The value of the flexural overstrength factor which is the ratio of the flexural strength to the strength obtained from tension and compression stress strain models depends on stress gradient, size and loading system and it has already been evaluated at the laboratory condition. The mechanical properties of epoxy resin materials are sensitive to environmental effects at which they are loaded. The influence of temperature 60°C and humidity 90% Rh on tension, compression and flexural behavior of epoxy resin polymeric materials PRI and PR 520 have been investigated. Digital image correlation system was used for material characterization. The effects of heat and humidity on softening localization in flexural response were considered. The influence of heat and humidity on the flexural over-strength factor was evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Print)9780791856383
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013 - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Nov 15 2013Nov 21 2013

Publication series

NameASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE)
Volume9

Other

OtherASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, IMECE 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period11/15/1311/21/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Yekani Fard, M., Chattopadhyay, A., & Raji, B. (2013). Environmental effects on flexural over-strength factor of epoxy resin materials. In Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Proceedings (IMECE); Vol. 9). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/IMECE2013-64014