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The effect of fiber inclusions in toughened plastics Part II: Determination of micromechanical parameters
Composites Science and Technology
  • G. X. Sui
  • Shing Chung Josh Wong, University of Akron Main Campus
  • R. Yang
  • C. Y. Yue
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2-1-2005
Abstract
Short glass fiber-reinforced nylon 6,6 with and without rubbery inclusions were injection molded into standard specimens. The mechanical properties and the residual fiber length distribution were measured. The macro-to-micro model proposed by Bowyer and Bader [J. Mater. Sci., 7 (1972) 1315] was used to determine the interfacial shear strength (IFSS). The IFSS in the toughened nylon 6,6-based composites was found to be superior to that in the untoughened nylon 6,6-based composites. This indicates that the presence of rubbery phase in the composite system contributed to the interfacial bonding between nylon 6,6 and glass fibers (GF). Back-scattered electron imaging taken on a plane perpendicular to the mold filling direction for fiber-reinforced toughened nylon 6,6 showed that the rubbery phase adhered to the GF surface. This morphological feature was regarded as a main factor responsible for the improvement of IFSS in the reinforced toughened nylon 6,6 composites.
Citation Information
G. X. Sui, Shing Chung Josh Wong, R. Yang and C. Y. Yue. "The effect of fiber inclusions in toughened plastics Part II: Determination of micromechanical parameters" Composites Science and Technology Vol. 65 Iss. 2 (2005) p. 221 - 229
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shing-chung_wong/60/