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Mechanical Properties of Composites Used in High-Voltage Applications

Institute of Material Science and Testing of Polymers, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, 8700 Leoben, Austria
Polymer Competence Center Leoben, 8700 Leoben, Austria
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Academic Editor: Frank Wiesbrock
Polymers 2016, 8(7), 260;
Received: 27 May 2016 / Revised: 29 June 2016 / Accepted: 11 July 2016 / Published: 14 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano- and Microcomposites for Electrical Engineering Applications)
Materials used in high voltage applications have to meet a lot of regulations for their safety and functional usage during their lifetime. For high voltage applications the electrical properties are the most relevant designing criteria. However, the mechanical properties of such materials have rarely been considered for application dimensioning over the last decades. This article gives an overview of composite materials used in high voltage applications and some basic mechanical and thermo-mechanical characterization methods of such materials, including a discussion of influences on practically used epoxy based thermosets. View Full-Text
Keywords: dynamic mechanical analysis; tensile; bending; impact behavior; thermosets dynamic mechanical analysis; tensile; bending; impact behavior; thermosets
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Moser, A.; Feuchter, M. Mechanical Properties of Composites Used in High-Voltage Applications. Polymers 2016, 8, 260.

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