Treated polyethylene fibres as reinforcement for epoxy resins

 
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1993 (EN)
Treated polyethylene fibres as reinforcement for epoxy resins (EN)

Liolios, K (EN)
Patrikis, A (EN)
Andreopoulos, AG (EN)

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Ultra-high-modulus polyethylene (UHMPE) fibres were treated in order to develop favourable surface and, possibly, microstructure characteristics. The main aim was to eliminate the microfibrillar morphology of the fibre and improve interfacial bonding between fibre/matrix so that better compressive properties can be achieved in reinforced resins. Calendering at 130 °C was performed, and the surface treatment used oxidative solutions. Adhesive bonding to epoxy matrices was highly improved in chromosulphate-treated material exceeding that of a commercial, corona-treated product, but the mechanical properties of these fibres deteriorated. Calendering did not significantly affect fibre strength and only improved adhesive bonding slightly. The use of these treated reinforcements is expected to improve the performance of composite materials, especially at low fibre volume fractions, because of their improved interfacial characteristics. © 1993 Chapman & Hall. (EN)

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Polyethylenes (EN)
Polyethylene (EN)
coronae (EN)
polyethylene fibres, ultra-high-molecular-weight (EN)
surface modification (EN)
Composite Material (EN)
Mechanical properties (EN)
Synthetic fibers (EN)
Fiber reinforced plastics (EN)
Adhesive bonding (EN)
composites, polyethylene-fibre-reinforced (EN)
Microstructures (EN)
Surface treatment (EN)
Volume Fraction (EN)
Calendering (EN)
Interfacial characteristics (EN)
fibre/matrix adhesion (EN)
Epoxy Resin (EN)
Epoxy resins (EN)
Polyethylene fibers (EN)
Surface Treatment (EN)
Reinforcement (EN)
Chromosulfate treatment (EN)
Mechanical Property (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Journal of Materials Science (EN)

English

1993


Kluwer Academic Publishers (EN)



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