Research Output per year
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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2010|
|Event||International Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM) - Sheffield, United Kingdom|
Duration: 1 Sep 2010 → 3 Sep 2010
|Conference||International Conference on Interfaces & Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM)|
|Period||1/09/10 → 3/09/10|
- fibre-reinforced thermoplastic
- polymer composites
- fibre–matrix interphase
- shrinkage stress
- compressive stress
- residual stress
An exploration of the relationship of chemical and physical parameters in the micromechanical characterisation of the apparent interfacial strength in glass fibre epoxy systemsThomason, J. L., Yang, L., Bryce, D. & Minty, R., 16 Jun 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 139, p. 1-8 8 p.
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