Interfacial Phenomena in Composite Materials '91 - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750603560, 9781483102979

Interfacial Phenomena in Composite Materials '91

1st Edition

Proceedings of the second international conference held 17–19 September 1991 in Leuven, Belgium

Editors: Ignaas Verpoest Frank Jones
eBook ISBN: 9781483102979
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th September 1991
Page Count: 314
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Interfacial Phenomena in Composite Materials '91 is a collection of papers dealing with the science of composite interfaces, with emphasis on theoretical modeling, test methods, and characterization methods of polymer matrix, metal, or ceramic matrix composites. One paper reviews the micromechanical test methods used in evaluating mechanical properties of fiber-matrix interface. Another paper shows that the critical fiber length cannot always be considered a material constant in the framework of load transfer models based on the shear lag theory. Microwave plasma treatment is a quick technology to change fiber surface structure as the oxidation or the roughening of the fiber increases fiber-matrix adhesion. Another paper evaluates the effect of improved adhesion on mechanical performance under static, dynamic, and impact conditions. It also examines the role of fiber anisotropy on the performance of high performance polyethylene/epoxy composites. By using the Laser Raman Spectroscopy, the investigator can analyze the effects of the fiber surface treatment, the fiber modulus, the curing temperature on the Shear strength, and the fracture mechanics of the interface. The collection can be read profitably by chemists, biochemists, and academicians involved in material compound research.

Table of Contents


Keynote papers

Micromechanics of Fiber-Polymer Interfaces

Micromechanical Test Techniques

Adhesion Improvement by Silane Coupling Agents in Composites

Interfaces in Metal Matrix Composites

Interfaces in Ceramic Matrix Composites

Theoretical Modeling

Micromechanical Modeling of the Fragmentation Test

Influences of Interface Behavior on the Mechanics of Fracture and Delamination of Fiber-Matrix Interfaces

Modeling Aramid/Epoxy Interfaces Using Finite Element Analysis

Plasma Treatment to Improve Fiber/Matrix-Adhesion

Influence of the Interface on the Performance of Polyethylene Fiber Reinforced Composites

PMC - Polymeric Fibers

Regeneration of Interfacial Adhesion in Fiber Reinforced Composites

The Adhesion Mechanism of Aramid Fibers to Epoxy Matrices. The Effect of Fiber Pretreatment as Investigated by X-Ray Photelectron Specroscopy and Bundle Pull Out Tests

Interfacial Micromechanics in Composites Reinforced with Rigid Rod Polymer Fibers

Interphase Characterization by Thermal Analysis in High Performance Polyethene Fiber/Epoxy Matrix Composite Materials

Test Methods

Introduction of Elastomeric Interlayers Between the Fiber and the Epoxy Matrix. Study of Monofilament and Unidirectional Composites

Wetting and Adhesion of Some Thermoplastic Materials to Fibers

The Micromechanics of the Microbond Test

Determination of the Stress Field in the Single Fiber Pull-Out Test with the Aid of the Finite Element Method

Investigations of Interfacial Shear Strength Between Reinforcing Fibers and Polymer Matrix with the Single Fiber Pull-Out Test

PMC - Carbon Fibers

Effect of Fiber-Matrix Adhesion on the Mechanical Performance of Unidirectional Carbon Fiber-PEEK Composites

Characterization of the Interface and Interphase in Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites

Study of the Parameters which Control the Interface Strength Properties in Carbon Epoxy Systems

Thermal Stresses and Adhesion in Carbon Fiber/Thermoplastic Matrix Systems

Solid-Body Wetting, a New Method for Studying the Wetting Behavior of Thermoplastics on Carbon Fibers

The Fiber/Matrix Interphase in CFRP with a Phase-Separating Matrix System

PMC - Glass Fibers

The Effect of Thermal Treatment of Silanized Glass Fibers on the Interfacial Shear Strength of their Composites

Transcrystallinity in Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

Particular Crystalline Superstructures Appearing at the Interface of Polypropylene/Glass Fiber Composites During a Non-Isothermal Crystallization from the Melt

PMC - Characterization Methods

The Interaction of Epoxy Resins with a Silanized E-Glass Surface

A Study of the Adhesion Mechanism of Oxidised Carbon Fibers to Epoxy Resin by Surface Analysis

Time of Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometric (TOF SIMS) Studies of the Interface in CFRP

The Donor-Acceptor Interaction in the Attainment of Polymer-Metal Interfacial Contact


Effect of Nucleation, Filler Anisotropy and Orientation on the Properties of PP Composites

Interfacial Water in Composites: A Dielectric Approach

Strain and Time Dependence of Composites Dynamic Modulus: A Root for Interfacial Activity Determinations

Use of Flow Microcalorimetry and DRIFT/FTIR Techniques to Study the Interaction of Maleinised Polybutadiene Coupling Agents with Filler Surfaces


On Interfacial Shear in Sapphire Fiber-Reinforced Niobium

Experimental Evaluation of Finite-Element Model for Interface in Metal Matrix Composite

A Simple Model for Estimation of Mechanical Behavior of MMCs Made by Thermal Spraying

MMC - Mechanical Properties

The Influence of Whisker Coating on the Mechanical Properties of an Aluminium-Based MMC

The Influence of Magnesium Segregation on the Fracture of Silicon Carbide Particle-Reinforced Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites

The Effect of the Interfacial Strength on the Overall Mechanical Properties of Particle Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites

Temperature Dependence Prediction of SiC/Titanium Composites Tensile Properties from a Micromechanical Approach

Interfacial Mechanical Properties in Ti-SiC Monofilament Composites from Single-Fiber Pushout Testing

Synthetic Interfaces Designed for SiC Reinforced Titanium or Intermetallic Matrices

Influence of Interfaces on the Fracture Behavior of Brittle-Matrix Composites in Tension and Bending

Silicon Carbide Fiber-Reinforced Glass-Ceramic Composites: Influence of the Interface on the Mechanical Properties

Interfaces Analysis in SiC/LAS Composites

Interfacial Shear Strength Testing of Ceramic Matrix Composites

MMC - Interface Reactions

The Oxidation Behavior of Magnesium Based Composites

Calorimetry and Wettability Testing to Evaluate the Effect of Surface Oxidation of SiC Particles in Production of AI-PMMC

The Electrochemical Corrosion of Aluminium Based MMCs

Interfacial Reactions During Thixoforming of Aluminium/SiC Metal Matrix Composites

Metal Matrix Composites Formation and Reactive Infiltration

Interfacial Reactions in a HM-Carbon Fiber Reinforced Aluminium Composite

Chemical Reactions and Diffusion Processes of Al with Coated Carbon Fibers

Interface Reaction and Mechanical Properties of C/AI Composites with SiC Coating

Poster Papers

The Influence of Fiber/Matrix Interface Strength on Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of CFRP

Interlaminar Fracture Toughness of PC/SAN Multilayer Composites

Influence of Interfacial Characteristics on Mechanical Performance of PPS/Carbon Composite

Characterization of Interface Adhesion in Fiber-Reinforced Zn-AI Alloy and Cu-Ni Alloy Matrix Composites by Thermal Treatment

Strength of Polymeric Composites from a Microscopic Point of View

Wear Behavior of Y2O3-PSZ-AI2O3 Composites Investigated by the Pin-on-Disk Technique at High Temperatures

Micromechanics of Spiral Anisotropic Boundary Layers

Influence of Interface of Composite Blades Failure in Twist

Evaluation of Experimental Techniques for the Determination of the Shear Strength of Composite Materials

Influence of Surface-Active Agents on the Crack Resistance Behavior of PP/Glass Fiber and PE/Chalk Composites

Analysis of Curvilinear Interface Cracks by the Method of Caustics

Effect of Moulding Pressure on Interfacial Condition of Thermoplastic Composite Laminate Made of Co-Woven Fabrics

Modeling the Influence of the Carbon Fiber Surface Treatment on the Fracture Toughness in CFRP

Interfacial Stresses in Laminated Composite Beam

Computer Prediction of Mechanical Properties of Fiber Reinforced Composites with 'Microma'

Interfacial Phenomena of Plant Materials and Industrial Waste Composites for Development of New Materials for Housing

Influence of the Interface on the Longitudinal Tensile Strength of Polyethylene Fiber Reinforced Composites

Diffusion Bonding of SiC-Ti Metal-Matrix Composites

Remarks on the Characterization and Quantification of Functional Groups of Tenax® Carbon Fiber Surfaces

The Effect of Fiber Surface Morphology and Topography on Interface Bond Strength

Fragmentation Studies on Carbon Fiber/Epoxy Systems, Using Laser Raman Spectroscopy

On the Solidification Processing of Aluminium Based Filamentary Preforms Reinforced by Carbon Fibers

Influence of Silicon Carbide Particulates (SiCp) Preheat Treatment on the Quality of AI7Si 3.3 Mg - SiCp Composites

Interfacial Phenomena in Thermally Sprayed Composites

Edge Interlaminar Stresses in Bended Carbon/Epoxy MDC Short Coupons

A Study of the Interfacial Stresses Induced on Chippings in a Composite Highway Surfacing Under Various Loading Conditions

Author Index


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Ignaas Verpoest

Frank Jones

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