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Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites Used in Oxidizing Environments: A Review
ISSN: 1946-3979, e-ISSN: 1946-3987
Published April 12, 2010 by SAE International in United States
Citation: Jones, D., Pulla, S., and Lu, Y., "Mechanical Properties of Polymer Composites Used in Oxidizing Environments: A Review," SAE Int. J. Mater. Manuf. 3(1):63-70, 2010, https://doi.org/10.4271/2010-01-0026.
Polymer composites have been increasingly used for high temperature applications such as engine components. Exposed at elevated temperature for prolonged time, the polymer composites will undergo thermo-oxidative degradation, which is distinctive from the conventional physical degradation. The present paper reviews recent progress on studying the thermo-oxidative degradation and resultant mechanical properties of polymer composites.