Glass fibres for composites reinforcement: a presentation on how glass fibre is manufactured

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The results of an investigation of the mechanical performance of injection moulded long glass fibre reinforced polypropylene with a glass fibre content in the range 0-73 weight % are presented. The composite modulus exhibited a linear dependence on fibre content over the full range of the study. Composite strength and impact resistance exhibited a maximum in performance in the 40-50 weight % reinforcement content range. The residual fibre length and fibre orientation in the samples has also been characterised. These parameters were also found to be fibre concentration dependent. Modeling of the composite strength using the measured fibre length and orientation data did enable a maximum in strength to be predicted. However, the position and absolute level of the predicted maximum did not correlate well with the experimental data. Further analysis indicated that deeper investigation of the dependence of the interfacial shear strength and fibre stress at composite failure on the fibre content are required to fully elucidate these results.
LanguageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventSeminar, University of Sheffield - Sheffield, UK
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …

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ConferenceSeminar, University of Sheffield
CitySheffield, UK
Period1/01/00 → …

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Glass fibers
Reinforcement
Fibers
Composite materials
Impact resistance
Fiber reinforced materials
Shear strength
Polypropylenes

Keywords

  • glass fibre
  • reinforced polypropylene
  • composite strength
  • composites

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Thomason, J. L. (2004). Glass fibres for composites reinforcement: a presentation on how glass fibre is manufactured. Paper presented at Seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, .
Thomason, J.L. / Glass fibres for composites reinforcement: a presentation on how glass fibre is manufactured. Paper presented at Seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, .
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2004. Paper presented at Seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, .

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Thomason JL. Glass fibres for composites reinforcement: a presentation on how glass fibre is manufactured. 2004. Paper presented at Seminar, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, .