Projects per year
This paper focuses on analyzing the interfacial and thermal properties of an epoxy resin glass fibre reinforced composite. The interface was studied using the microbond test to investigate interfacial shear strength values while thermo-mechanical analysis and differential scanning calorimetry were used to find variations in the glass transition temperature and coefficient of thermal expansion. For both, the role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio was studied to see if it influenced fibre-matrix adhesion and whether it had similar effects on thermal properties. It was found that the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio did indeed influence both interfacial and thermal properties, with maximum performance occurring around the stoichiometric point.
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Jun 2016|
|Event||European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17 - Berlin, Germany|
Duration: 26 Jun 2016 → 30 Jun 2016
|Conference||European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17|
|Period||26/06/16 → 30/06/16|
- microbond test
- glass Fibre
- epoxy resin
1/08/14 → 20/05/18
Project: Research Studentship - Internally Allocated
Research Output per year
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. F., Thomason, J. L., & Yang, L. (2016). The role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio on composite interfacial strength and thermal performance. Paper presented at European Conference on Composite Materials - ECCM 17, Berlin, Germany.