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An Investigation on the Effect of Humidity on the Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs)

An Investigation on the Effect of Humidity on the Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials... Compared to Silica Optical Fibers, Polymethyl Methacrylate Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs) present a high attenuation and dispersion properties for long distances. However, they have more benefits in terms of mechanical and thermal characteristics such as viscoelasticity, strain and bending that allow them to be widely used for various life domains like biomedical and sensing applications. This paper studies and analyzes the effect of humidity on the fiber-matrix interface damage for composite materials based on (Topas/PMMA, Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and Zeonex/PMMA) using genetic approach based on Weibull probabilistic formalism and the law of diffusion. The results gained show that the mechanical stresses applied to the three composite materials provoke damage to the interface with different levels, lower for Topas/PMMA, medium for Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and higher for Zeonex/PMMA. In the other hand, the fiber-matrix interface of Topas/PMMA composite is not influenced by humidity compared to other interfaces of Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and Zeonex/PMMA composite materials. Our present results are closely similar to those found by Leal et al. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Fibers and Polymers Springer Journals

An Investigation on the Effect of Humidity on the Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials Based on Polymethyl Methacrylate Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs)

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © The Korean Fiber Society for Fibers and Polymers and Springer 2022
ISSN
1229-9197
eISSN
1875-0052
DOI
10.1007/s12221-022-4164-6
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Abstract

Compared to Silica Optical Fibers, Polymethyl Methacrylate Polymer Optical Fibers (POFs) present a high attenuation and dispersion properties for long distances. However, they have more benefits in terms of mechanical and thermal characteristics such as viscoelasticity, strain and bending that allow them to be widely used for various life domains like biomedical and sensing applications. This paper studies and analyzes the effect of humidity on the fiber-matrix interface damage for composite materials based on (Topas/PMMA, Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and Zeonex/PMMA) using genetic approach based on Weibull probabilistic formalism and the law of diffusion. The results gained show that the mechanical stresses applied to the three composite materials provoke damage to the interface with different levels, lower for Topas/PMMA, medium for Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and higher for Zeonex/PMMA. In the other hand, the fiber-matrix interface of Topas/PMMA composite is not influenced by humidity compared to other interfaces of Topas-Zeonex/PMMA and Zeonex/PMMA composite materials. Our present results are closely similar to those found by Leal et al.

Journal

Fibers and PolymersSpringer Journals

Published: Oct 1, 2022

Keywords: Humidity; Interface fiber-matrix; Topas/PMMA; Topas-Zeonex/PMMA; Zeonex/PMMA

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