Polymer composites have been increasingly used for high temperature applications such as engine components. Exposed at elevated temperature for prolonged time, the polymer composites will undergo thermo-oxidative degradation, which is distinctive from the conventional physical degradation. The present paper reviews recent progress on studying the thermo-oxidative degradation and resultant mechanical properties of polymer composites.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Automotive Engineering
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering