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Fatigue behavior enhancement of short fiber glass reinforced polyamide by adding phase change materials

Abstract: High responsibility thermoplastic components subjected to dynamic forces show serious in-service thermal limitations. This paper shows that adding the adequate material with a phase-change, PCM, to a thermoplastic matrix component significantly increases its fatigue life. To do this, the fatigue resistance of short fibre-glass reinforced polyamide is analysed by means of monotonous fatigue tests on tensile specimens. Next, the design of the pieces of this material, used in high-speed rail fastenings, is optimised for fatigue efforts by means of accelerated single-piece tests. Finally, it is verified that the fatigue resistance of these pieces endowed with hydrated salt, Na2S2O3$5H2O, which acts as a PCM, increases by a surprising 400% with respect to the reference pieces without PCM.

 Fuente: Composites: Part B, Engineering, 2016, 93, 115-122

Editorial: Elsevier

 Fecha de publicación: 01/03/2016

Nº de páginas: 8

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.02.059

ISSN: 1359-8368,1879-1069

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2016.02.059