Evaluation of the Apparent Interfacial Shear Strength of Nanocellulose/PVA Composites


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Nanocellulose in the form of whiskers and nanofibers has become a promising reinforcement material for polymer composites due to its high mechanical characteristics and sustainability. For optimization of composite properties, efficient means of characterization of the stress transfer between fibrous nanofiller and the polymer matrix are needed. In the current work, the apparent interfacial shear strength (IFSS) of cellulose nanofiber/PVA is evaluated by a modified Bowyer and Bader method based on an analysis of the stress–strain curve of a composite film in uniaxial tension. The IFSS is found to exceed shear yield strength of the neat polymer, suggesting good adhesion.



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Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




J. Andersons et al., "Evaluation of the Apparent Interfacial Shear Strength of Nanocellulose/PVA Composites", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 54-59, 2018

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August 2018




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