In order to obtain information on the temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) in glass fiber – polypropylene composites we have adapted a thermomechanical analyser to enable interfacial microbond testing to be carried out in a well controlled temperature environment. Test results obtained by TMA-microbond testing showed excellent comparability with those obtained by normal microbond testing. The temperature dependence of IFSS of glass fiber – polypropylene was measured in the range from -40°C up to 100°C. The IFSS showed a highly significant inverse dependence on testing temperature.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2 Apr 2012|
|Event||ANTEC 2012 Conference - Orlando, Florida, United States|
Duration: 2 Apr 2012 → 4 Apr 2012
|Conference||ANTEC 2012 Conference|
|Period||2/04/12 → 4/04/12|
- glass fiber
- microbond test
- thermal analysis
Thomason, J., & Yang, L. (2012). Temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength in glass-fiber polypropylene composite investigated by a novel single fiber technique. Article 1244203. Paper presented at ANTEC 2012 Conference, Orlando, Florida, United States.