Effects of Processing Parameters on Axial Stiffness of Self-Reinforced Polyethylene CompositesJournal of Applied Polymer Science
AbstractSelf-reinforced polyethylene composites have proven to be promising candidate materials for a number of wear-resistance and bioimplant applications. In this study, we investigated the effects of processing parameters on the elastic modulus of self-reinforced high-density polyethylene (HDPE) composites. The processing parameters investigated were the cooling rate, processing pressure, temperature, and duration. Our results showed an optimum processing temperature, pressure, and duration that were matrix-dependent. In addition, for an HDPE matrix, the slower the composite cooling rate was, the higher the composite modulus was.
Citation InformationMaher S. Amer and Sunil Ganapathiraju. "Effects of Processing Parameters on Axial Stiffness of Self-Reinforced Polyethylene Composites" Journal of Applied Polymer Science Vol. 81 Iss. 5 (2001) p. 1136 - 1141 ISSN: 00218995
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