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Characterization of Microstructures and Toughening Behavior of Fiber-Containing Toughened Nylon 6,6
Journal of Materials Science
  • Shing Chung Josh Wong, University of Akron Main Campus
  • G. X. Sui
  • C. Y. Yue
  • Yiu-Wing Mai
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Abstract
The toughening behavior of short glass fiber reinforced toughened polymers was studied using fracture mechanics and microscopic techniques. The essential work of fracture (EWF) analysis shows that the inclusion of short glass fibers not only provided a stiffening effect but also a toughening influence. It was observed that rubber-related toughening and fiber-related toughening were competitive in nature for the reinforced, toughened nylon 6,6. When the matrix stress was substantially reduced by the presence of short fibers via the load-shedding mechanism, rubber toughening was severely curtailed. At higher fiber volume fractions, fiber pull-out work contributed significantly to the enhancement of the specific essential fracture work. Fiber-end plasticity was evident under microscopic examination.
Citation Information
Shing Chung Josh Wong, G. X. Sui, C. Y. Yue and Yiu-Wing Mai. "Characterization of Microstructures and Toughening Behavior of Fiber-Containing Toughened Nylon 6,6" Journal of Materials Science Vol. 37 Iss. 13 (2002) p. 2659 - 2667
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shing-chung_wong/20/