Materials pp 241-246 | Cite as

Radiation Damage of Glass-Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials at Low Temperatures

  • T. Okada
  • S. Nishijima
  • T. Nishiura
  • K. Miyata
  • Y. Yamaoka
  • S. Namba
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 38)

Abstract

Radiation damage of glass-fiber-reinforced plastics (GFRPs) has been examined in terms of interlaminar shear strength in order to develop radiation-resistant composites. The GFRPs, containing different types and amounts of glass, were irradiated at Kyoto University Reactor below 20 K and tested at liquid-nitrogen temperature before warming to room temperature. The effect of the matrix material was also examined. After interlaminar shear tests, the specimens were examined by SEM. We found that small amounts of boron in the glass fibers significantly degraded the interlaminar shear strength in the thermal neutron environment.

Keywords

Glass Fiber Alpha Particle Epoxy Matrix Radiation Resistance Matrix Resin 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Okada
    • 1
  • S. Nishijima
    • 1
  • T. Nishiura
    • 1
  • K. Miyata
    • 2
  • Y. Yamaoka
    • 2
  • S. Namba
    • 3
  1. 1.ISIR Osaka UniversityIbaraki, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.KURRIKyoto UniversityKumatori, OsakaJapan
  3. 3.College of Integrated Arts and SciencesUniversity of Osaka PrefectureSakai, OsakaJapan

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