Investigation of the effect of temperature on the mechanical properties of E-Glass fiber reinforced composites
In this study, mechanical characterization of E-Glass fiber reinforced composite materials that are manufactured via Vacuum Infusion (VI) (a.k.a Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)) is investigated. The mechanical properties are analyzed at different temperatures (23 oC (room temperature), 40 °C, 60 °C, 80 °C, 100 °C) by using a universal tensile testing machine integrated with a heat chamber. The mechanical tests are performed for 3 different reinforcement types such as (i) plain woven, (ii) biaxial stiched and (iii) quadraxial stiched E-Glass fabrics. The result of this study provides a database for applications that use composite materials at different temperatures.