Creep and creep-recovery of a thermoplastic resin and compositeThe database on advanced thermoplastic composites, which is currently available to industry, contains little data on the creep and viscoelastic behavior. This behavior is nevertheless considered important, particularly for extended-service reliability in structural applications. The creep deformation of a specific thermoplastic resin and composite is reviewed. The problem to relate the data obtained on the resin to the data obtained on the composite is discussed.
Hiel, Clem (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)