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Title: Degradation of E-glass fiber mechanical properties during composite sheet molding compound production for automotive applications

Abstract

Research into pyrolysis-based recycling of sheet molding compounds (SMCs) to recover glass fiber for reuse has indicated significant pre-existing tensile strength damage in the shredded recycling input materials. Here, this loss in mechanical durability inherently hurts the value proposition of recycled glass fiber by limiting reuse of the fiber for reinforcement. In this study, the mechanical properties of glass fibers at each step in the first lifecycle of an SMC material are measured to assess the extent of cumulating fiber damage prior to recycling and identify potential causes of this degradation to maximum fiber tensile performance.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [2]
  1. Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN (United States)
  2. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1607062
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
MRS Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 9; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 2159-6859
Publisher:
Materials Research Society - Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Ginder, Ryan S., Ker, Darby, and Ozcan, Soydan. Degradation of E-glass fiber mechanical properties during composite sheet molding compound production for automotive applications. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2019.145.
Ginder, Ryan S., Ker, Darby, & Ozcan, Soydan. Degradation of E-glass fiber mechanical properties during composite sheet molding compound production for automotive applications. United States. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2019.145
Ginder, Ryan S., Ker, Darby, and Ozcan, Soydan. Wed . "Degradation of E-glass fiber mechanical properties during composite sheet molding compound production for automotive applications". United States. https://doi.org/10.1557/mrc.2019.145. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1607062.
@article{osti_1607062,
title = {Degradation of E-glass fiber mechanical properties during composite sheet molding compound production for automotive applications},
author = {Ginder, Ryan S. and Ker, Darby and Ozcan, Soydan},
abstractNote = {Research into pyrolysis-based recycling of sheet molding compounds (SMCs) to recover glass fiber for reuse has indicated significant pre-existing tensile strength damage in the shredded recycling input materials. Here, this loss in mechanical durability inherently hurts the value proposition of recycled glass fiber by limiting reuse of the fiber for reinforcement. In this study, the mechanical properties of glass fibers at each step in the first lifecycle of an SMC material are measured to assess the extent of cumulating fiber damage prior to recycling and identify potential causes of this degradation to maximum fiber tensile performance.},
doi = {10.1557/mrc.2019.145},
journal = {MRS Communications},
number = 4,
volume = 9,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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