Improvement of Fatigue Strength and Impact Properties of Plain-Woven CFRP Modified with Micro Fibrillated Cellulose
This study investigated the effect of the enhancement by addition of Micro Fibrillated Cellulose (MFC) on the static, fatigue and impact properties of plain-woven CFRP. Test results showed that the addition of MFC little contributed to the improvement of static properties. However, the initiation of matrix cracks between woven carbon fiber cloths was prevented under cyclic loading so that the fatigue life of the CFRP was improved by the modification with MFC. The ductility of plain-woven CFRP was also acquired under impact load by the addition of the MFC to the matrix.
Alan K.T. Lau, J. Lu, Vijay K. Varadan, F.K. Chang, J.P. Tu and P.M. Lam
N. Takagaki et al., "Improvement of Fatigue Strength and Impact Properties of Plain-Woven CFRP Modified with Micro Fibrillated Cellulose", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 47-50, pp. 133-136, 2008