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Investigation of interfacial strength parameters in polymer matrix composites: Compatibility and reproducibility
Effects of various geometrical and physical factors, as well as the method of data reduction (analysis of experimental force–displacement curves) on the values of local interfacial strength parameters (local IFSS, τd, and critical energy release rate, Gic) determined by means of a single fiber pull-out test are discussed.
Serge Zhandarov, Edith Mäder, Christina Scheffler, Gerhard Kalinka, Claudia Poitzsch, Stefan Fliescher
Advanced Industrial and Engineering Polymer Research, Volume 1, Issue 1,2018, Pages 82-92
FIMATEST – A New Testing System to Determine the Fibre-Matrix Adhesion Strength by Means of Pull-Out Tests
Edith Mäder, Christina Scheffler, Andrea Miene, Stefan Fliescher, Ulrich Mörschel, Claudia Poitzsch
Proceedings of 56th Dornbirn-MFC (2017)
Textechno has a focus on the development of instruments for the characterization of the physical properties of reinforcement fibers, rovings and the fibre-matrix adhesion. We discuss in detail the measurement of the fibre-matrix adhesion strength by means of the FIMATEST system which has been developed together two research institutes, the Leibniz-Institut für Polymerforschung (IPF) in Dresden and the Faserinstitut Bremen (FIBRE). Read more
FIMATEST – Quality Assessment of Composites
JEC Composites Magazine No. 102, 2016, 49-51
The glass and carbon fibre industry continues to grow rapidly and into many new applications. A key quality characteristic of composite materials is the bond strength between fibre and matrix. This article describes the different mechanisms, as well as future testing solutions to ensure that a constant quality can be measured and achieved.
Automatic Testing of Carbon Fibers
The importance of carbon fibers as a reinforcement material in energy-saving lightweight composites is well accepted. Fast and reliable, i.e. automated, linear-density- and tensile testing of carbon fibers thus becomes increasingly important. Due to the special properties of carbon fibers an automatic handling of individual filaments has been considered to be problematic. TEXTECHNO in Mönchengladbach realizes an automated test of linear-density- and tensile properties on such carbon filaments in their automatic fiber test system FAVIMAT+ with ROBOT 2.