Simpler Test Method for Measuring the Interfacial Strength of Fiber Tows in Polymer and Ceramic Matrix Composites
The interfacial bond between the fiber and matrix in a polymer composite is considered to be one of the key factors affecting the macroscopic properties of the composite. Consequently, there is a need to characterize bond strength. A test technique called `bundle debond' has been developed at the Graduate Center for Materials Research at the University of Missouri-Rolla. The method uses a unique yet simple specimen geometry for measuring the bond strength between a fiber bundle and a polymer matrix. Although developed with polymer matrix composites, this technique is believed to be adaptable for ceramic matrix composites as well.
L. R. Dharani and F. D. Blum, "Simpler Test Method for Measuring the Interfacial Strength of Fiber Tows in Polymer and Ceramic Matrix Composites," Materials Technology, Maney Publishing, Jan 1995.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/la00061a021
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