REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON INTERFACE PROBLEMS IN FIBROUS COMPOSITES.
MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD NAS-NRC WASHINGTON D C
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Although glass-reinforced plastics are widely used in missile and other military applications, it is well known that the potential strength of the reinforcing fibers is not achieved in the final composite. There is basis for believing that phenomena associated with the interface are frequenctly responsible to a significant extent for this limitation. In fibrous composites other than glass-reinforced plastics, problems of fabrication often are dominated by the need for wetting and for securing adequate bonds between fibers and matrix. Here it is evident that the lack of knowledge of the interface and the consequent inability to achieve control of the interface, limit progress in the development of these materials. The report discusses many factors that control the nature of the interface and its influence on the in-service strength of composites.
- Laminates and Composite Materials