3.25. Assume a 60% fiber volume fraction glass/epoxy lamina of cuboid dimensions 25 cm (along the fibers) × 10 cm × 0.125 mm. Epoxy absorbs water as much as 8% of its weight. Use the properties of glass and epoxy from Table 3.1 and Table 3.2, respectively, and find
1. Maximum mass of water that the specimen can absorb.
2. Change in volume of the lamina if the maximum possible water is absorbed.
Assume that the coefficient of moisture expansion through the thickness is the same as the coefficient of moisture expansion in the transverse direction and that the glass fibers absorb no moisture.