Journal of Nanomaterials / 2010 / Article / Tab 5

Research Article

Environmental Degradation and Durability of Epoxy-Clay Nanocomposites

Table 5

Normalized flexure strength for specimens, as a function of exposure duration.

EnvironmentExposure duration Normalized Flexure StrengthRelative strength
Neat epoxyEpoxy-clay

Moisture 0 1.00 1.00 0.0%
1320 0.61 0.49 19.4%
2712 0.62 0.49 21.3%
4098 0.53 0.47 12.2%

UV radiation and condensation 0 1.00 1.00 0.0%
1320 0.24 0.31 29.6%
2712 0.17 0.25 47.9%
4098 0.19 0.26 37.3%

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