Mechanical Behavior of Long Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polyarylamide at Elevated Temperature

Wang Q, Ning H, Vaidya U, Pillay S
2016 Journal of Material Science & Engineering  
Long fiber reinforced thermoplastic (LFT) composites have recently found increasing use in transportation, military and aerospace applications and become well established as high volume and low cost materials with high specific modulus and strength, superior damage tolerance, and excellent fracture toughness. This study is conducted to evaluate the performance of long fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite at elevated high temperature. Long carbon fiber reinforced polyarylamide (CF/PAA)
more » ... ites containing 20 wt% and 30 wt% carbon fibers are used and processed using extrusion compression molding. Flexural and tensile samples are tested at three temperatures, room temperature, medium temperature (MD 65°C) and glass transition temperature (TG 80°C). Samples in both longitudinal and transverse directions are prepared to show the effect of the orientation on mechanical properties at different temperatures. The testing results show that as temperature increases, both of the flexural and tensile properties of the CF/PAA decrease as expected. Both of the flexural and tensile modulus reduce more dramatically than the flexural and tensile strength, indicating that the temperature has more pronounced effect on modulus than strength. The transversely oriented samples generally show larger reduction in properties than the longitudinally oriented samples. Temperature significantly affects flexural strength at the elevated temperature section between MD and TG temperature.
doi:10.4172/2169-0022.1000294 fatcat:otksjljmg5audkebe45bz6x4wu