Interfacial strength in fibre reinforced thermoplastics

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There has been a rapid growth in the development and application of fibre-reinforced thermoplastic polymer composites in recent years. Parallel to this growth has been the increasing recognition of the need to better understand and measure the micro-mechanical parameters which control the structure-property relationships in such composites. The properties of thermoplastic composites result from a combination of the fibre and matrix properties and the ability to transfer stresses across the fibre-matrix interphase. Optimization of the stress transfer capability of the fibre-matrix interphase region is critical to achieving the required performance level in thermoplastic matrix composites.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2010
EventInternational Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM) - Sheffield, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 Sept 20103 Sept 2010


ConferenceInternational Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM)
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • fibre-reinforced thermoplastic
  • polymer composites
  • fibre–matrix interphase
  • shrinkage stress
  • compressive stress
  • residual stress


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