Experiment Research of Environment Effects on Fatigue Life of Carbon/Bismaleimide Composite Laminates with Central Hole
The effects of humidity and ultraviolet radiation aging on fatigue properties of carbon/ bismaleimide composites and coating protection action were presented. Specimens with central hole are made of carbon/bismaleimide laminates. Compression-compression (C-C) fatigue tests under normal lab environment were operated respectively for four groups of specimen, (1) specimen under normal lab environment, (2) specimen under UV radiation aging with dryness, (3) specimen under UV radiation aging with moisture, and (4) specimen with coating under UV radiation aging with moisture. Variance analysis of experimental outcomes gave significances of the environment effects on C-C fatigue life of specimens. The results reveal that UV radiation have remarkable effects on the C-C fatigue life of the composite laminates under the same humidity, whereas combined action of UV radiation (300MJ/ m2) and humidity have no significant effects on the C-C fatigue life. Coating can provide effective protect the specimen from UV radiation aging.
A. Saimoto and M.H. Aliabadi
J. Y. Zhang et al., "Experiment Research of Environment Effects on Fatigue Life of Carbon/Bismaleimide Composite Laminates with Central Hole", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 452-453, pp. 525-528, 2011