The role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio in composite interfacial strength by single fibre microbond test

Ross Minty, James Thomason, Helga Petersen

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Abstract

This paper focuses on an investigation into the role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio in composite interfacial shear strength of glass fibre composites. The procedure involved changing the percentage of curing agent (Triethylenetetramine [TETA]) used in the mixture with several different percentages used, ranging from 4% up to 30%, including the stoichiometric ratio. It was found by using the microbond test, that there may exist a relationship between the epoxy resin to curing agent ratio and the level of adhesion between the reinforcing fibre and the polymer matrix of the composite.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jul 2015
Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period19/07/1524/07/15

Keywords

  • microbond technique
  • interfacial strength
  • epoxy resin
  • stoichiometric ratio
  • glass fibre

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    Minty, R., Thomason, J., & Petersen, H. (2015). The role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio in composite interfacial strength by single fibre microbond test. Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, Copenhagen, Denmark.