Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Long-Term Creep Behavior of Flax/Vinyl Ester Composites Using Time-Temperature Superposition Principle

The full text article is temporarily unavailable.

We apologise for the inconvenience. Please try again later.

Natural fibers have great potential to be used as reinforcement in composite materials. Cellulose, being a critical constituent of natural fibers, provides unquestionable advantages over synthetically produced fibers. Increasing demand for use of bio-based composites in different engineering and structural applications requires proper test methods and models for predicting their long-term behavior. In the present work, the time-temperature superposition principle was successfully applied to characterize creep behavior of flax/vinyl ester composites. The creep compliance vs time curves were determined and shifted along the logarithmic time axis to generate a master compliance curve. The time-temperature superposition provided an accelerated method for evaluation of mechanical properties of bio-based composites, and the results suggest that the time-temperature superposition is a useful tool for accelerated testing of long-term behavior of bio-based composites.
No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 August 2015

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more