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

Ross Minty, James L. Thomason, Helga Nørgaard 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
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials
    Number of pages6
    PublisherICCM20 Secretariat
    Publication date2015
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    Event20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20) - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 19 Jul 201524 Jul 2015
    Conference number: 20

    Conference

    Conference20th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM20)
    Number20
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period19/07/201524/07/2015

    Keywords

    • Microbond Technique
    • Interfacial Strength
    • Epoxy Resin
    • Stoichiometric Ratio
    • Glass Fibre

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