|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Composite Materials for Sustainable Eco-Friendly Applications
||D-15: Thermal Aging Evaluation of Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Fique Fabric Using Thermogravimetric Analyses
||Michelle Souza Oliveira, Elisa Barbosa de Brito, Foluke Salgado de Assis, Fernanda Santos da Luz, Sergio Neves Monteiro, Wendell Bezerra
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
The knowledge of the thermal stability of natural fibers and lignocellulosic materials is an important factor in using these materials from natural sources as reinforcement in polymeric matrices. These materials have low resistance to thermal degradation mainly caused by the presence of volatile species that ignite at low temperatures. Characteristics of this nature significantly contribute to limiting the use of such materials in situations that require higher temperatures. In this work, the thermal degradation at 170°C of fique fabric and its composites, exposed to high temperature for 72, 120 and 240 hours, and evaluated by thermogravimetric measurements. Damage to fiber/matrix and microcrack interfaces was also observed from scanning electron microscopy.
||Characterization, Composites, High-Temperature Materials