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High Temperature Performance of Polymer Composites,9783527327935
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High Temperature Performance of Polymer Composites

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1st
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9783527327935

ISBN10:
3527327932
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
2/10/2014
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Wiley-VCH
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Summary

The authors explain the changes in the thermophysical and thermomechanical properties of polymer composites under elevated temperatures and fire conditions. Using microscale physical and chemical concepts they allow researchers to find reliable solutions to their engineering needs on the macroscale. In a unique combination of experimental results and quantitative models, a framework is developed to realistically predict the behavior of a variety of polymeric materials over a wide range of thermal and mechanical loads. In addition, the authors treat worst-case scenarios, presenting heat-protection methods to improve the fire resistance of composite materials, and discuss their performance after fire exposure.
Thanks to the microscopic approach, the developed models are valid for a variety of polymer composites, making this work applicable to a wide audience, including materials scientists, polymer chemists, engineering scientists in industry, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, and those working in the chemical industry.

Author Biography

Yu Bai received his civil engineering and MSc degrees from Tsinghua University, China, and his PhD from the Ecole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. He has worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab) of the EPFL before becoming lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering of Monash University, Australia. His research interests lie in the fields of fibre-reinforced polymer composite materials with a focus to their performance under extreme conditions such as elevated temperatures.

Thomas Keller obtained his civil engineering degree his doctoral degree from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. In 2007, he was appointed Full Professor of Structures at the School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In addition, Thomas Keller is founder and director of the Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab). His research work is focused on polymer composites and hybrid materials and engineering structures with an emphasis on lightweight multifunctional structures.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Motivation
Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Materials and Structures
FRP Materials in Fire
Structural Fire Safety

MATERIAL STATES OF FRP COMPOSITES UNDER ELEVATED AND HIGH TEMPERATURES
Introduction
Glass Transition
Leathery-to-Rubbery Transition
Decomposition

EFFECTIVE PROPERTIES OF MATERIAL MIXTURES
Introduction
Effective Properties of Material Mixtures
Statistical Distribution Functions

TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF FRP COMPOSITES
Introduction
Mass Loss
Specific Heat Capacity
Thermal Conductivity

TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT THERMOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF FRP COMPOSITES
Introduction
Stiffness: Elasticity, Viscosity
Strength: Tensile Strength, Shear Strength, Compressive Strength

TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT THERMAL RESPONSES OF FRP COMPOSITES
Introduction
Thermal responses: Experimental Results
Thermal responses: Modeling

TEMPERATURE-DEPENDENT MECHANICAL RESPONSES OF FRP COMPOSITES
Introduction
Elastic and Viscoelastic Responses
Time-to-Failure

POST-FIRE BEHAVIOR OF FRP COMPOSITES
Introduction
Post-fire Stiffness
Post-fire Strength
Post-fire Repair

PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
Introduction
Active Fire Protection
Passive Fire Protection
Applications in Fire Sensitive Areas: Buildings, Aeroplanes


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