Research Output per year
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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Jul 2015|
|Event||20th International Conference on Composite Materials - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 19 Jul 2015 → 24 Jul 2015
|Conference||20th International Conference on Composite Materials|
|Period||19/07/15 → 24/07/15|
- microbond technique
- interfacial strength
- epoxy resin
- stoichiometric ratio
- glass fibre
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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
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.