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Author(s): André Camboa
Bernardo Ribeiro
João Nunes
Jorge Lino
Title: A Mechanical Analysis of Polydicyclopentadiene with Metal Inserts Through Flexural Load
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Polydicyclopentadiene (PDCPD) is being used in several products with particular success regarding to weight reduction and surface finish improvement. Despite the enough good mechanical properties presented by this thermosetting polymer, it needs to be adequately reinforced in applications requiring extra structural stability. This work studies the improvement of mechanical properties that may be achieved in PDCPD components reinforced with over-moulded steel wires by using the reaction injection moulding (RIM). Specimens, with and without metal inserts, were produced by using a special dedicated developed prototype RIM mould to be submitted to three point bending test, according to EN ISO 178:2003 standard. This paper presents and discusses the results obtained from the flexural tests, which allow concluding that the solution could be industrially used in feasible and advantageous conditions.
Description: Este trabalho envolveu a caracterização de sete chapas (Chapas S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6 e S7). Cortaram-se pequenas amostras de cada uma delas que foram montadas num suporte de resina termoendurecível para se proceder ao polimento automático da sua secção transversal. Após polimentos, as amostras foram observadas num microscópio óptico, sem ataque metalográfico, para análise de inclusões, e com ataque para observação da sua microestrutura. Foram registadas imagens de todas elas e que se apresentam nas figuras seguintes.
Subject: Engenharia mecânica, Engenharia mecânica
Mechanical engineering, Mechanical engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia mecânica
Engineering and technology::Mechanical engineering
Source: IRF2013 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Integrity, Reliability and failure
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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