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Interfaces in Polymer Matrix Composites - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780121365066, 9781483216720

Interfaces in Polymer Matrix Composites

1st Edition

Composite Materials, Vol. 6

Editor: Edwin P. Plueddemann
eBook ISBN: 9781483216720
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th October 1974
Page Count: 316
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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


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