Title

Temperature and Wavelength Dependent Transmission of Optically Transparent Glass Fibre Poly (methyl Methacrylate) Composites

Abstract

The temperature and wavelength dependent transmission was measured for glass fibre reinforced transparent composites prepared by sheet lamination and pressure curing processes. A mathematical model using fibre volume content, glass fibre diameter, refractive index of the fibre and matrix, non-wet fibre content and thickness of the composites was used to predict the transmission of the composite as a function of temperature and wavelength. The transmission calculated from the model for 20-70 °C and between 500 to 800 nm agreed well with the measured optical transmission for a thin composite containing < 10 vol % of 17 μm glass fibres. A small amount of non-wet fibre (e.g. 2.0% of total fibre) was predicted to reduce the maximum transmission by up to 17% for a composite containing 7.2 vol % fibres and a thickness of 0.5 mm. © 1994 Chapman & Hall.

Department(s)

Materials Science and Engineering

Second Department

Chemistry

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 1994 Springer Verlag, All rights reserved.


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