Record number :
2163692
Title of article :
Effects of two aqueous acidic solutions on polyester and bisphenol A epoxy vinyl ester resins
Author/Authors :
Banna، نويسنده , , M.H. and Shirokoff، نويسنده , , J. and Molgaard، نويسنده , , J.، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2011
Pages :
6
From page :
2137
To page :
2142
Abstract :
Polyester and bisphenol A epoxy vinyl ester resins were exposed to two different acidic solutions (1 M H2SO4, Co spent electrolyte), at two different temperatures (25 °C, 75 °C), and for two exposure durations (1 week, 4 weeks). Various mechanical tests and microstructural analysis were performed in order to study test sensitivity and resin susceptibility to exposure conditions. The various tests performed included a tensile test (ASTM D638), a bending test (ASTM D790), a microhardness test, a heat deflection temperature test (ASTM D648), and microstructural analysis (optical microscopy, SEM–EDS). Results indicated that the bending test and the microhardness tests were found to be the most sensitive tests to exposure conditions. The polyester resin had lower modulus values when exposed to higher temperature or higher exposure duration compared to the bisphenol A epoxy vinyl ester resin. For both resins the average hardness increased more after 2 weeks exposure and then decreased after 4 weeks exposure (but still higher than the unexposed) owing to a relationship between hardness, depth of microhardness indentation, and microstructure. The microstructure of the polyester degraded more under acid and higher temperature exposure as indicated by increased surface roughness, cracks and diffusion of sulphur into the cracks.
Keywords :
Co spent electrolyte , Bisphenol A epoxy vinyl ester , 1  , mechanical testing , Optical microscopy , SEM , polyester , M H2SO4 , EDS
Journal title :
MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING: A
Serial Year :
2011
Link To Document :
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