Durability and water aging study on physical, mechanical and wear properties of hybrid polymer nanocomposites
Polymer composites are used in various applications exposed to wet service conditions. Because of their susceptibility to hydrolysis, swelling, crazing, plasticization, oxidation, and a decrease in the effective average cross-linked molecular weight, polymers suffer irreversible harm when exposed to water for long periods. As a result, absorbed water molecules have a negative impact on the polymer's physical properties, which has a significant impact on their performance. Water absorption by the polymer causes permanent damage, viz., microcavities, additional reducing the polymer's strength. Therefore, a study on water sorption of composites is useful in enhancing the material's durability. The moisture absorption in polymer composites is a function of many factors such as temperature, the weight percentage of fibers, additives used, and exposure period.
Shettar, Manjunath Dr, "Durability and water aging study on physical, mechanical and wear properties of hybrid polymer nanocomposites" (2022). Technical Collection. 66.