MOISTURE DIFFUSION INTO A GRAPHITE-EPOXY COMPOSITE.

Jovan Mijovic, Stuart A. Weinstein

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Abstract

Moisture diffusion into a graphite-epoxy composite (AS4/MY720) and the effect of moisture on the glass transition temperature have been studied. The kinetics of the absorption process were non-Fickian at lower temperatures but approached Fickian behavior at higher temperatures. The effect of moisture on the depression of T//g was more pronounced at high temperatures. The observed depression of T//g could be explained by the recently proposed mechanism of water absorption into composites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-239
Number of pages3
JournalPolymer communications Guildford
Volume26
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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