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Surface treatments in fiber-reinforced composites (Chap.3)

Anne Bergeret


The properties of fiber reinforced polymer composites depend on those of the individual components but also of the characteristics of the fiber/matrix interface. To ensure appropriate interfacial interactions, fiber surface must be modified accordingly. Fibers strength has to be maintained during their handling and the composite manufacturing and in-service life so that the development of appropriate surface treatments, so called sizings, is a delicate issue. Traditional reinforcements, e.g. glass and carbon fibers, as well as plant fibers will be considered in this chapter, these latter imparting the composite certain benefits such as a low environmental footprint. After a presentation of each fiber manufacturing, a review of the literature relating sizings with the formation of fiber/matrix interphase and the closely connected phenomenon of interface adhesion is presented for each reinforcement.
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hal-03186834 , version 1 (31-03-2021)



Anne Bergeret. Surface treatments in fiber-reinforced composites (Chap.3). Fiber Reinforced Composites., Elsevier, pp.47-81, 2021, 978-0-12-821090-1. ⟨10.1016/B978-0-12-821090-1.00020-X⟩. ⟨hal-03186834⟩
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