An experimental study of acid exposed fibre reinforced plastic gratings

Alam, F and Nakahie Jazar, G 2011, 'An experimental study of acid exposed fibre reinforced plastic gratings', in Aaron Knobloch (ed.) Proceeding of 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USA, 11 - 17 November 2011, pp. 1-6.


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Title An experimental study of acid exposed fibre reinforced plastic gratings
Author(s) Alam, F
Nakahie Jazar, G
Year 2011
Conference name The 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Cogress & Exposition
Conference location Denver, Colorado, USA
Conference dates 11 - 17 November 2011
Proceedings title Proceeding of 2011 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition
Editor(s) Aaron Knobloch
Publisher ASME
Place of publication Denver, Colorado, USA
Start page 1
End page 6
Total pages 6
Abstract Fibre Reinforced Plastics (FRPs) generally have greater advantages over conventional materials for their structural properties. However, the service life can significanly be shortened if the fibre reinforced plastics are exposed to adverse environmental conditions espeically acid vapour, humidigy and high temperature. In many chemical industrial plants in Australia and elsewhere fibre reinforced plastic gratings are used as structural components of stairs and passages where they are subjected to varying degrees of fluosilicic acid, a byproduct of the industrial manufacturing process. As currently no experimental data on the effects of fluosilicic acid on FRPs is available in the public domain, it is difficult to predict the service life of FRPs with some certainty. In order to understand the structural strength of fluosilicic acid exposed FRPs, an experimental study was undertaken. A series of specimens from various locations of a chemical plan in Australia were acquired and studied. Some new speicmens (not exposed to acid, humidity and high temperature) were also studied to provide a benchmark for the comparison. THe results indicated that the long time exposure to harsh environmental and acid vapour can significantly deteriorate the flexural strength and service life of FRPs.
Subjects Mechanical Engineering not elsewhere classified
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ISBN 9780791838914
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