Study on 2-D Multi-Fiber Arrange Model Composites
The effect of interfiber distance on the interfacial properties in two dimensional multi-Eglass fiber/epoxy resin composites has been investigated using fragmentation test. In additions, the effect of the fiber surface treatment on the interfacial properties has been studied. We found that the interfacial shear strength decreased with the decreasing of the interfiber distance at the range of under 50µm and the extent of the decreasing was more serious as the increasing of the number of adjacent fiber. This is probably that the interface between the fiber and the resin was damaged by the adjacent fiber breaks and the damage increased with closing the interfiber spacing and the number of adjacent fiber. We can guess from this interfacial shear strength in real composites is much smaller than that of multi-fiber fragmentation sample with touched fiber. It was seen that the interfacial shear strengths saturated when the interfiber distance was over 50µm, the ones were saturated regardless of fiber surface treatment and the ones were in close agreement with those of the single fiber fragmentation test. Finally, the interfacial shear strength evaluated using two dimensional fragmentation tests are shown as real values in-site regardless of fiber surface treatment, interfiber distance and existing of matrix cracks.
Young-Jin Kim, Dong-Ho Bae and Yun-Jae Kim
C. K. Moon and K. W. Nam, "Study on 2-D Multi-Fiber Arrange Model Composites ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 297-300, pp. 219-224, 2005