The effect of cooling rate on toughness and crystallinity in poly(ether ketone ketone) (PEKK)/G30-500 composites

dc.contributor.authorDavis, Kedzieen
dc.contributor.committeechairLoos, Alfred C.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWilkes, Garth L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberKander, Ronald C.en
dc.contributor.departmentMaterials Science and Engineeringen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:45:59Zen
dc.date.adate2008-09-18en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:45:59Zen
dc.date.issued1996-12-05en
dc.date.rdate2008-09-18en
dc.date.sdate2008-09-18en
dc.description.abstractSix poly(ether ketone ketone)/carbon composite panels were manufactured from powder coated towpreg. All six panels were initially processed using a hot press equipped with controlled cooling. Four of the panels were used to investigate the effect of cooling rate on crystallinity. A fifth panel was used to investigate the effect of annealing the composite after completion of the standard fabrication process. The sixth panel was used to investigate changes in toughness due to manufacturing towpreg with polymer that had been reclaimed from the towpreg fabrication system’s air cleaner. Cooling rates of 2°C/min, 4°C/min, 6°C/min, and 8°C/min resulted in composites with crystallinities of 33%, 27%, 24%, and 23%, respectively. The principal investigation of the effect of cooling rate on crystallinity and mode I and mode II strain energy release rates, G<sub>Ic</sub> and G<sub>IIc</sub>, respectively, showed that G<sub>Ic</sub> and G<sub>IIc</sub> values increase with increasing cooling rate. Comparison of the toughness values as a function of crystallinity showed that the dependence of toughness on crystallinity is approximately equivalent to the dependence of toughness on cooling rate. Comparison of the data from the annealed panel to that from the analogous principal panel showed that annealing increased the crystallinity and decreased the mode I strain energy release rate. There was no effect, however, on the mode II strain energy release rate. Comparison of the data from the panel made with reclaimed polymer to that from its analogous principal panel showed that the reclaimed polymer panel had equivalent crystallinity and G<sub>Ic</sub> values. On the other hand, the G<sub>IIc</sub> values in this panel were lower than in the analogous principal panel.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.format.extentxi, 150 leavesen
dc.format.mediumBTDen
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.identifier.otheretd-09182008-063310en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09182008-063310/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/44807en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1996.D3835.pdfen
dc.relation.isformatofOCLC# 36516350en
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectmode I and mode II strain energy release ratesen
dc.subjectinterlaminar fracture toughnessen
dc.subjectcarbon fiber compositesen
dc.subjectPEKKen
dc.subjectdegree of crystallinityen
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1996.D3835en
dc.titleThe effect of cooling rate on toughness and crystallinity in poly(ether ketone ketone) (PEKK)/G30-500 compositesen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
thesis.degree.disciplineMaterials Science and Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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