Hygrothermal Studies on GFRP Composites: A Review

Manjunath Shettar, Aakarshit Chaudhary, Zaid Hussain, U. Achutha Kini, Sathyashankara Sharma

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The objective of this paper is to review the hygrothermal environment effects on Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composites. A brief summary of the hygrothermal phenomenon and its mechanisms of GFRP is followed by detailed review of hygrothermal effects on the GFRP. The review also includes the different hygrothermal aging tests viz., cold soaking, boiling soaking, thermal shocks and use of environmental chamber, procedures and significance. At the end, hygrothermal effects on the individual constituents of GFRP viz., fiber, matrix and the fiber-matrix interface, are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number02026
JournalMATEC Web of Conferences
Publication statusPublished - 09-01-2018
Event2017 International Conference on Research in Mechanical Engineering Sciences, RiMES 2017 - Manipal, Karnataka, India
Duration: 21-12-201723-12-2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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