Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2008

Journal or Book Title

Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing

Volume

39

Issue

6

First Page

965

Last Page

971

DOI

10.1016/j.compositesa.2008.03.015

Abstract

Carbon-fiber/epoxy prepreg sheet was aged at room temperature under low humidity for up to 60 days. At various times during the aging, intact prepreg specimens were analyzed by infrared photoacoustic spectroscopy and laminates were made from the prepreg and tested for interlaminar shear strength. Over the 60 days, the spectra showed small but quantitative changes, but the shear strengths decreased by less than their uncertainty. Partial least squares modeling of the spectra allowed both the prepreg age and the shear strength to be determined from the prepreg spectra. The standard errors of cross validation for the partial least squares models were 1.47 days for prepreg age and 1.4 MPa for interlaminar shear strength of the resulting laminates.

Comments

NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 39 (2008): 965, doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2008.03.015.

Copyright Owner

Elsevier Ltd.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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