International Journal of Fatigue 108 (2018) 96–108 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect International Journal of Fatigue journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/ijfatigue Hygrothermal aging eﬀects on mechanical and fatigue behaviors of a short- natural-ﬁber-reinforced composite a,b a, b b M. Mejri , L. Toubal , J.C. Cuillière , V. François Laboratory of Mechanics and Eco-Materials (LMEM), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351 boul. Des Forges, C.P.500, G9A 5H7 Québec, Canada Équipe de Recherche en Intégration Cao-CAlcul (ERICCA), Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, 3351 boul. Des Forges, C.P.500, G9A 5H7 Québec, Canada ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keywords: A new natural ﬁber composite made of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and 40% wt of short birch ﬁbers (SBF) Hygrothermal aging was developed to replace polyamide (better known under its industrial name “Nylon”) in spur gear manu- Fatigue durability facturing. The eﬀect of hygrothermal aging on quasi-static and fatigue bending behaviors of this new composite Residual strength has been studied in this work. Once hygrothermal aging is completed, ﬂexural quasi-static tests have been Damage mechanisms performed on aged specimens and results compared with those obtained from unaged specimens. It has been Natural ﬁber composite observed that hygrothermal aging has no signiﬁcant eﬀect on ﬂexural mechanical properties
International Journal of Fatigue – Elsevier
Published: Mar 1, 2018
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