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Long-Term Creep Behavior of Flax/Vinyl Ester Composites Using Time-Temperature Superposition Principle

Ali Amiri, Nassibeh Hosseini, Chad A. Ulven*

Mechanical Engineering Department, North Dakota State University, PO Box 6050, NDSU Dept. 2490, Fargo, North Dakota, USA 58108

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Journal of Renewable Materials 2015, 3(3), 224-233. https://doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2015.634111

Abstract

Natural fibers have great potential to be used as reinforcement in composite materials. Cellulose, being a critical constituent of natural fibers, provides unquestionable advantages over synthetically produced fibers. Increasing demand for use of bio-based composites in different engineering and structural applications requires proper test methods and models for predicting their long-term behavior. In the present work, the time-temperature superposition principle was successfully applied to characterize creep behavior of flax/vinyl ester composites. The creep compliance vs time curves were determined and shifted along the logarithmic time axis to generate a master compliance curve. The time-temperature superposition provided an accelerated method for evaluation of mechanical properties of bio-based composites, and the results suggest that the time-temperature superposition is a useful tool for accelerated testing of long-term behavior of bio-based composites.

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Amiri, A., Hosseini, N., Ulven, C.A. (2015). Long-term creep behavior of flax/vinyl ester composites using time-temperature superposition principle. Journal of Renewable Materials, 3(3), 224-233. https://doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2015.634111
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Amiri A, Hosseini N, Ulven CA. Long-term creep behavior of flax/vinyl ester composites using time-temperature superposition principle. J Renew Mater. 2015;3(3):224-233 https://doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2015.634111
IEEE Style
A. Amiri, N. Hosseini, and C.A. Ulven "Long-Term Creep Behavior of Flax/Vinyl Ester Composites Using Time-Temperature Superposition Principle," J. Renew. Mater., vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 224-233. 2015. https://doi.org/10.7569/JRM.2015.634111



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