Assessment of interfacial bonding between polymer threads and epoxy resin by transverse fibre bundle (TFB) tests

Deng, S., Qi, B., Hou, M., Ye, L. and Magniez, K. (2009) Assessment of interfacial bonding between polymer threads and epoxy resin by transverse fibre bundle (TFB) tests. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40 11: 1698-1707.


Author Deng, S.
Qi, B.
Hou, M.
Ye, L.
Magniez, K.
Title Assessment of interfacial bonding between polymer threads and epoxy resin by transverse fibre bundle (TFB) tests
Journal name Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1359-835X
Publication date 2009-08-14
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.compositesa.2009.08.003
Volume 40
Issue 11
Start page 1698
End page 1707
Total pages 10
Editor Wisnom, M.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
090102 Aerospace Materials
870302 Metals (e.g. Composites, Coatings, Bonding)
Abstract Two experimental approaches were employed to assess the fibre/matrix adhesion between polymer threads and epoxy resin by transverse fibre bundle (TFB) tests. The first approach was to measure interfacial bonding strength of the fibre/matrix interface in dog-bone-shaped tensile specimens by applying normal stress until failure, simulating the Mode I failure mode. The second approach was to determine the fibre/epoxy interfacial bonding strength in shear (simulating the Mode II failure mode) by means of a V-notched beam shear testing method, i.e. a modified Iosipescu test. In both methods, polymer threads were transversely incorporated in the middle section of the specimens. It was found that both methods were simple, reliable, and sensitive to changes in the fibre/matrix adhesion conditions, though interpretation of the test results was somewhat complex. The two experimental approaches were able to produce consistent results and can thus be adopted as alternative methods for determining the interfacial bonding properties between fibres and matrix in composite systems where conventional micro-mechanical or macro-mechanical testing methods cannot be used.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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