Impact of the harsh environment on GFRE and GFRPol composite

Amir Hussain Idrisi, Abdel Hamid I. Mourad

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This paper presents an experimental study to investigate the effects of high temperature and seawater on the mechanical behavior of glass/polyurethane and glass/epoxy composite materials. These properties were analyzed in terms of degradation in physical and mechanical characteristics of the composite materials. Samples were immersed in seawater at room temperature (23°C) and 65°C for the duration of three years. It was observed that glass/polyurethane degrades at a faster rate than glass/epoxy under sea water environment. The tensile strength reduced to 67% and 97% for glass polyurethane and E-glass epoxy at 23°C respectively whereas it reduced by 56% and 39% at 65°C. However, slight variation was observed in modulus of elasticity of both composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2019
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780578576183
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
Event2019 OCEANS MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2019 - Seattle, United States
Duration: Oct 27 2019Oct 31 2019

Publication series

NameOCEANS 2019 MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2019


Conference2019 OCEANS MTS/IEEE Seattle, OCEANS 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Durability
  • Elevated temperature
  • Glass/Epoxy
  • Glass/Polyurethane
  • Mechanical properties
  • Seawater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Oceanography


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