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Title:Design of Improved Ceramic/polymeric Composites
Author(s):Seghi, Steven Monte
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Economy, James
Department / Program:Materials Science and Engineering
Discipline:Materials Science and Engineering
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Engineering, Materials Science
Abstract:The last chapter deals with the design, fabrication, and evaluation of a new coupling agent for glass fiber/epoxy matrix composites. This interface consisted of a thin coating of activated carbon (ACI) with high surface area to take advantage of mechanical interlocking. Furthermore, the surface chemistry was modified to provide varying degrees of bonding to the resin. These ACI provided equivalent moduli when compared to similar composites using commercial coupling agents. Hygrothermal aging showed the basic surface chemistry ACI to be extremely resistant to mechanical property degradation. The ACI systems displayed two distinct failure modes, fiber/matrix fracture and fiber debonding, controlled by the interface strength and thus the surface chemistry. These different failure modes led to a damage evolution study via thermoelastic stress analysis.
Issue Date:2003
Description:142 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2003.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3101965
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2003

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