Effect of air humidity on the mechanical properties of in-situ polymerized cyclic butylene terephtalate matrix composites

Gabor Balogh, Tibor Czigany

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Composite sheets were made of cyclic butylene terephthalate as matrix and carbon fibers as reinforcing material. Hot press method was used at different temperatures for composite processing. The mechanical properties of these materials and the effect of processing temperature were tested. The samples were kept in a climate chamber, and the effect of air humidity was examined through the change of the mechanical properties. Pictures were taken by a scanning electron microscope of the broken surfaces of the specimens. The results give conclusions about the outdoor application of these composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science, Testing and Informatics V
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - dec. 15 2010
Event7th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science - Balatonkenese, Hungary
Duration: okt. 11 2009okt. 13 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
ISSN (Print)0255-5476


Other7th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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