Effect of fiber/Matrix Interphase on the Long Term Behavior of Cross-Ply Laminates
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A systematic study was conducted to examine the influence of fiber surface treatment and sizing on the formation of fiber-matrix interphase and its effects n the mechanical properties of composite laminates. Three material systems having the same Apollo graphite fibers and HC 9106-3 toughened epoxy matrix, but with different fiber surface treatments and sizings were used in this study. The fibers used in the 810A and 820 A systems received 100% and 200% industry standard surface treatments respectively and were sized with Bisphenol-A unreacted epoxy material. The 810 O system was manufactured with 100% surface treated fibers that were sized with pvp (polyvinylpyrrolidone), a thermoplastic material.
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