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dc.contributor.authorRay, B C-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites,Vol 25, Iss 3, P 329-333en
dc.descriptionCopyright for this article belongs to Sage Publicationsen
dc.description.abstractLittle information regarding the effects of weight fraction of constituent phases of freeze-thaw response in polymer composites at different loading rates and temperatures has been published to date. The present experimental study uses 3-point flexural test to qualitatively assess such effects for 55, 60 and 65 weight percentages of E-glass fibers reinforced epoxy composites during cryogenic and after thawing conditions. The specimens were tested at a range of 0.5 mm/min to 500 mm/min crosshead speed to evaluate the sensitivity of mechanical response during loading at ambient and sub-ambient (-80°C temperature). These shear strength values are compared with the testing data of as-cured samples. The findings are explainable at lower range of crosshead speed. The data obtained at higher loading rate suggest further investigation to establish the nature.en
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dc.subjectweight fractionen
dc.subjectcryogenic temperatureen
dc.subjectloading rateen
dc.subjectShear Strengthen
dc.titleLoading Rate Sensitivity of Glass Fiber-epoxy Composite at Ambient and Sub-ambient Temperaturesen
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