Acceleration Factor Calculations for Utilization in Accelerated Climate Ageing Laboratory Studies
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The purpose of this thesis is to investigate more knowledge about Acceleration Factor. First part of this paper is a literature review showing recent research on accelerated ageing which gives a background of further proposals of developed AF model. In the second part calculations of AF have been performed for two locations: Trondheim (Norway) and Rzeszów (Poland) as comparison of results from different latitudes was one of the goal. This part is based on the standards EOTA Technical Report and Nordtest Method NT Build 495 which include procedures for accelerated ageing. Different laboratory conditions have been taken into account (various types of light source, wavelength ranges, two cases of laboratory temperature) and calculations were performed for the integrated periods throughout 2014. Finally all the obtained results have been analyzed, discussed and suggestions for further work have been made.