Effect of a coupled thermomechanical loading on the residual mechanical strength and on the surface temperature of wound carbon/epoxy composite

Abstract : Wound composite structures such as hyperbaric hydrogen tanks may experience accidental situations, for example in case of a fire. The FCH-JU project FireComp aims at better characterizing the conditions that need to be achieved in order to avoid a failure of a composite pressure vessel. This research program involves specific experiments to improve the understanding of loss of strength of composite high-pressure vessels in fire conditions. The present study investigates the effect of a coupled thermomechanical loading (cone calorimeter exposure and, simultaneously, mechanical stress) on the residual strength of a composite material. A specific device combining a cone and a four-point bending bench has been designed. The influence of the coupled aggression is addressed by comparing the temperature on the front and the rear sides, the mass loss, and the residual tensile strength of a set of samples subjected to a heat flux only and a set subjected to a heat flux and a four-point bending. The results do not exhibit a clear effect of the mechanical load: the thermomechanical properties of both sets of samples are similar.
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Abdelkibbir Benelfellah, Damien Halm, Denis Bertheau, Pascal Boulet, Zoubir Acem, et al.. Effect of a coupled thermomechanical loading on the residual mechanical strength and on the surface temperature of wound carbon/epoxy composite. Journal of Composite Materials, SAGE Publications, 2017, 51 (22), pp.3137-3147. 〈10.1177/0021998316688339〉. 〈hal-01578365〉

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