Accession Number : ADA801482
Title : The Effect of Moisture and Fungus on Electrical and Mechanical Properties of Plastic Insulating Materials
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD
Report Date : Oct 1945
Pagination or Media Count : 31
Abstract : The effect of moisture and fungus on electrical and mechanical properties ol plastic materials has been investigated. Those materials which are the most porous, naturally, deteriorate more rapidly, and to a greater extent, since they absorb water more readily. It is obvious that when noisture is present In the material, Its Insulating properties are seriously reduced. The effect of fungus Is to increase the amount of moisture absorbed. The results of the Investigations of many different types of plastics are given in tabular form.
Descriptors : *DEGRADATION , *FUNGI , *MOISTURE , INSULATION , MATERIALS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , PLASTICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE