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Effects of 80 MEV Electron Damage on Thermal Properties of Polystyrene

by George Wayne Rostine

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Published by Naval Postgraduate School, Available from National Technical Information Service in Monterey, Calif, Springfield, Va .
Written in English


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ASTM C Physical Properties of Expanded Polystyrene. CAN/ULC-S Standard for Thermal Insulation, Polystyrene, Boards and Pipe Covering. This Canadian standard specifies the requirements for factory made rigid polystyrene insulation in the form of pipe coverings and boards with or without facings or coatings made by molding of pre-expanded.   Performance and Durability of Expanded Polystyrene. Expanded Polystyrene blocks have been used in construction and building projects for over forty years, uses ranging from civil engineering applications such as bridges, roads, and carparks to their use as insulation in residential and commercial buildings as well as cold storage.

density polyethylene (LDPE) and then cross-linked using the 10 MeV electron beam at the dose range of 20 to kGy. Effects of activator, multifunctional monomer and irradiation on thermal properties such as melting and degradation temperatures in cross-linked polyethylene foam were investigated. The thermal properties were measured by. The BPF EPS (expanded polystyrene) Group is a member-group, representing 80% of the EPS manufacturing industry in the UK. It works to provide authoritative, reliable information and independent facts about the performance of the material. The protective and insulating abilities of EPS are unrivalled, making it a prime packaging material and an outstanding provider of thermal insulation in the.

exposure properties of polystyrene, we studied the effect of Polystyrene with high Mw The contrast curves exposed at 20 keV for kg mol1 polystyrene (PDI D), kg mol1 polystyrene (PDI D ) and the mixture of the two are shown in figure1. As expected, the sensitivity for kg mol1 is much higher than that for kg mol1. Expanded Polystyrene — Thermal Conductivity. One of the most popular materials for the thermal insulation of buildings is expanded polystyrene. The example shows a quality control run on a commercially available expanded polystyrene material (EPS ). Ten samples of the same batch were tested at 24°C and, according to DIN EN , at 10°C.


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Effects of 80 MEV Electron Damage on Thermal Properties of Polystyrene by George Wayne Rostine Download PDF EPUB FB2

Calhoun: The NPS Institutional Archive Theses and Dissertations Thesis Collection Effects of 80 MEV Electron Damage on Thermal Properties of Polystyrene. The effect of an 8 MeV electron-beam on the structural, optical and dielectric properties of polystyrene films has been investigated respectively by means of Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, ultraviolet–visible (UV–VIS) spectroscopy and electrical impedance (LCR) analysis over a radiation dose in the range of 50– kGy using a Microtron by: The properties of PS include two common variations.

This page shows summary ranges across both of them. For more specific values, follow the links immediately below. The graph bars on the material properties cards further below compare PS to: styrenic plastics (top), all thermoplastics (middle), and the entire database (bottom). The variation in the microstructure in terms of free volume and the thermal properties, such as specific heat(C p), glass transition temperature(T g) of 8 MeV electron irradiated Polystyrene (PS) at different doses have been measured using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy (PALS) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) respectively.

An increase in volume of EPS results in lower thermal conductivity due to thermal properties of EPS aggregate (98% air and 2% polystyrene). The lower thermal conductivity of W/mK was observed is specimens with 82% EPS while this value was times higher in sample with 28% EPS volume.

(4)Cited by: The electron beam may induce chain scission (which makes the polymer chain shorter) and cross-linking. The resulting change in the properties of the polymer may extend the range of applications for the material. The interaction of electron beam with matter results in Cited by: Thermal Conductivity of Expanded Polystyrene.

Thermal conductivity is defined as the amount of heat (in watts) transferred through a square area of material of given thickness (in metres) due to a difference in lower the thermal conductivity of the material the greater the material’s ability to resist heat transfer, and hence the greater the insulation’s effectiveness.

This book discusses the synthesis of polystyrene, as well as the characteristics and applications of this polymer. Chapter 1 - Polystyrene (PS) is the most employed aromatic thermoplastic polymer. Properties of Polystyrene. Now that we have seen the structure of polystyrene, let us delve a little deeper into its properties.

Here we shall learn about the physical, mechanical, optical, thermal, electrical, and chemical properties of polystyrene.

Physical Properties. The density of polystyrene can vary from 10kg/m 3. Zahida Ademović, et al., Influence of physical properties on thermal conductivity of polystyrene insulation materials Contemporary Materials, VIII −1 () Page 43 of. Physical Properties. Performance Properties of Extruded Polystyrene Foam (XPS) Insulation In general, the physical properties of XPS products are best characterized by using the material standard for rigid, cellular polystyrene foams: ASTM Standard, C b.

Thermal Efficiency (Insulating power) The thermal efficiency of an insulating material* is expressed as R-value. Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy NANOSCALE: BONDING AND DENSITY ANALYSIS 1. Valence electron density (N) 2.

Planar sp2 content 3. C-C bond length π* σ* Multiple Scattering Resonance D = dpa D = dpa D = dpa D = 0 dpa Electron irradiation damage series C-K core loss t Energy Loss (eV) π* σ* MSRFile Size: 2MB.

The properties that make polystyrene foam a good insulator—its 95 percent air content by volume and its stability to breakdown—also account for its problems for the environment.

Although it is recyclable, most polystyrene foam ends up in landfills because it is expensive to transport a product that is. Extruded polystyrene is usually made with hydro chlorofluorocarbons blowing agents which have effects on ozone depletion and on global warming. Their ozone depletion potential is greatly reduced relative to chlorofluorocarbons which were formerly used, but it still has times greater effect on global warming than carbon dioxide.

A study undertaken in Norway monitoring the effects of time on the performance of EPS have concluded that no deficiency effects are to be expected from EPS fills placed in the ground for a normal life cycle of years.

Thermal Efficiency When compared to brick veneer, there’s no doubt that expanded polystyrene has superior thermal properties. istic properties Temperature [°C] Linear thermal expansion [%] Polystyrene F 0 0 40 80 20 60 0 Polystyrene N Fig.

9: Linear thermal expansion of Polystyrene as a function of temperature. Notched impact strength at 23°C F M C Charpy a k (kJ/m 2) 0 5 Polystyrene 10 15 20 Fig.8 8File Size: 1MB. Expanded Polystyrene Physical Properties Expanded polystyrene has a flame spread index of 20 and a smoke developed index of when tested in accordance with ASTM E84/UL for densities from - lb/ft3.

1 See ASTM C Standard for test methods and complete Size: KB. Effects of expanded polystyrene (EPS) particles on fire resistance, thermal conductivity and compressive strength of foamed concrete Article in Construction and Building Materials   The thermal properties of polymers are intricately related to the structural elements.

Effects of polymer chain confinement on thermal conductivity of ultrathin amorphous polystyrene films M. Böhm, and F. Müller-Plathe, “ Thermal conductivity of amorphous polystyrene in supercritical carbon dioxide studied by reverse Cited by: Extruded Polystyrene Thermal Conductivity.

The Thermtest Heat Flow Meter (HFM) is a steady-state heat transfer system measuring the thermal conductivity and thermal resistivity of flat slab insulating materials such as foams, solids and textiles (Figure 3). The HFM measures thermal conductivity over a range of to W/mK and over a temperature range of °C to 70°C, in accordance.

Polystyrene- (PS-) graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) (, 1, and 10&#x;wt.%) nanofibers were successfully produced via electrospining of dimethyformamide- (DMF-) stabilized GNP and PS solutions.

Morphological analysis of the composite nanofibers confirmed uniform fiber formation and good GNP dispersion/distribution within the PS matrix. The good physical properties of GNP produced by Cited by: Polystyrene has a number of properties: it has a low melting point, it is translucent before tint is added, and it is hard and brittle.

Depending on the application it is used for, Polystyrene's properties will change. It is rigid, but when heated to Celsius, it becomes a flowing liquid. The material can also be put into a .properties [3, 7]. Electron beam (EB) processing has been demonstrated, to be a very effective means of improving and use properties of various polymers [9, 23].

Until now, many investigations have been reported on the effects of low, medium and high energy radiation on mechanical, electrical and thermal properties of EVA/LDPE blends [5, 16,