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Effects of Processing Parameters on Axial Stiffness of Self-Reinforced Polyethylene Composites
Journal of Applied Polymer Science
  • Maher S. Amer, Wright State University - Main Campus
  • Sunil Ganapathiraju
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
8-1-2001
Abstract
Self-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.
DOI
10.1002/app.1536
Citation Information
Maher 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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