Experimental characterization of thermo-oxidation induced shrinkage and damage onset in polymer matrix composites at high temperature
Institut Pprime, CNRS - ENSMA - Université de Poitiers, UPR
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This paper focuses on the experimental characterization of thermo-oxidation in carbon fibre reinforced polymers (CFRP) exposed to “high” temperatures (up to 150°C) and “high” oxygen pressures (up to 5 bars). Thermo-oxidation induces matrix shrinkage and damage in CFRP. In this study these are both investigated at room temperature by means of confocal interferometric microscopy (CIM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM).
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