Unidirectional carbon-epoxy composite plates subjected to extreme marine environment

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Conference Proceeding

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An experimental investigation was conducted to understand the dynamic behavior of Carbon-Epoxy (CE) composite plates after prolonged exposure to accelerated aging conditions. Specimens were submerged in an elevated temperature deionized water bath of 3.5% salt content for 0, 35 and 70 days, simulating saline marine environments. Two cases of unidirectional carbon fiber orientation were studied; composite plates of orientation [0°, 90°] symmetric, and [±45°] symmetric. Blast experiments were performed on bi-axially clamped specimens using a shock tube apparatus to investigate the dynamic behavior of the material. All experiments were conducted for each exposure time and fiber orientation scheme.

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Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series