Dynamic moduli of polybutylene terephthalate glass fiber reinforced in high-temperature environments

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  • Volumen: 14
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 01 febrero 2021
  • Páginas: 1-13
  • ISSN: 19961944
  • Tipo de fuente: Revista
  • DOI: 10.3390/ma14030483
  • Tipo de documento: Artículo
  • Editorial: MDPI AG
© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.The aim of this work was to show the evolution over time of the dynamic moduli in components made of Polybutylene Terephthalate reinforced with glass fiber when they are held to temperatures close to the glass transition temperature over time. For this purpose, PBT samples reinforced with short, glass fibers of Ultradur® material with 0%, 20%, and 50% in weight content were tested. Dynamic moduli showed an increment with glass fiber content showing a nonlinear behavior with the temperature. The evolution of storage modulus was depicted by means of a modified law of mixtures with an effectiveness factor depending on temperature and fiber content, whereas the evolution over time was obtained with a time¿temperature transformation generated with the TTS Data Analysis software of TA-instruments for a given temperature. Storage modulus showed a linear relationship with glass fiber content when components were held to temperatures near to their respective glass transition temperature, obtained from the maximum of loss modulus curve with temperature. In summary, the value and evolution of dynamic moduli of PBT samples improved with glass fiber content, allowing us to increase the durability of components when they are submitted to high-temperature environments.

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