Interfaces in Polymer Matrix Composites

Interfaces in Polymer Matrix Composites

Composite Materials, Vol. 6

1st Edition - October 28, 1974

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  • Editor: Edwin P. Plueddemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216720

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Composite Materials, Volume 6: Interfaces in Polymer Matrix Composites covers the interface region as deduced from extensive practical studies of composite properties and from scientific studies of surfaces and surface modifiers. The book starts by providing a historical background on the studies and theories of the interface. The text then discusses the mechanics of load transfer at the interface; the surface chemistry of moisture-induced composite failure; and radioisotope studies of coupling agents at the interface. The use of silane coupling agents in particulate mineral filled composites; the mechanism of adhesion through silane coupling agents; as well as the high-modulus fibers and the fiber-resin interface in resin composites are also considered. Materials scientists, materials engineers, and design engineers will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Preface to Volume 6

    Contents of Previous Volumes

    1 Historical Background of the Interface—Studies and Theories

    I. Introduction

    II. Studies of the Interface

    III. Theories of Mechanisms at the Interface

    IV. Conclusion


    2 Mechanics of Load Transfer at the Interface

    I. Introduction

    II. Interface Bond: Typical Examples and Mechanistic Models for Load Transfer

    III. Role of Interface Bond on Composite Structural Integrity

    IV. Dependence of Fracture Surface Morphology on Interface Bond Strength

    V. Methods for Measuring Interface Bond Strength

    VI. Methods for Predicting the Stress at the Interface

    VII. Microresidual Stress Effects on Interface Bond Strength

    VIII. Loading Condition Effects on Interface Bond

    IX. Effects of Voids and Environment on Interface Bond Strength

    X. Designing Composites with Specified Bond Strength

    XI. Concluding Remarks

    List of Symbols


    3 The Surface Chemistry of Moisture-Induced Composite Failure

    I. Introduction

    II. Water Adsorption

    III. Moisture-Assisted Crack Propagation

    IV. Technical Approaches to Improving Composite Wet Strength

    V. Nonsilicate Reinforcements

    VI. Summary


    4 Radioisotope Studies of Coupling Agents at the Interface

    I. The Coupling Agent at the Glass-Air Interface

    II. The Coupling Agent at the Glass-Resin Interface

    III. Summary


    5 Silane Coupling Agents in Particulate Mineral Filled Composites

    I. Introduction

    II. Silane Coupling Agents

    III. Filled Thermoset Composites

    IV. Filled Thermoplastic Composites

    V. Filled Elastomers


    6 Mechanism of Adhesion through Silane Coupling Agents

    I. Introduction

    II. Nature of Silane Coupling Agents

    III. Performance of Silane Coupling Agents

    IV. Problems in Bonding to Hydrophilic Mineral Surfaces

    V. A Theory of Adhesion to Hydrophilic Surfaces

    VI. Adhesion of Rubbery Polymers to Mineral Surfaces

    VII. Summary


    7 High-Modulus Fibers and the Fiber-Resin Interface in Resin Composites

    I. Surface Aspects of New High-Strength Fibers

    II. Fiber, Matrix, and Interface Regions and Relationship to Composite Mechanical Properties

    III. Ambient Aging and Boiling Water Effects on Fiber-Reinforced Resin Composite Strength


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 316
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1974
  • Published: October 28, 1974
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483216720

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Edwin P. Plueddemann

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