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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 1207–1211 | Cite as

Novel basalt fibre reinforced glass matrix composites

  • E. BernardoEmail author
  • E. Stoll
  • A. R. Boccaccini
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Abstract

A novel hot-pressing technique for the manufacturing of basalt fibre reinforced glass matrix composites was investigated. Two-dimensional (2D) fibre mats were sandwiched between borosilicate glass powder layers, thus configuring a much simpler processing route than that commonly employed for the production of fibre-reinforced glasses. Besides economic benefits, the use of fibre mats may lead to technologic advantages due to the possibility of readily coating the fibres with a suitable material (e.g. titanium oxide) by means of the sol-gel method. The coating of basalt fibre mats with TiO2 is proposed for preventing the fibres from an excessive adhesion to the glass matrix. The developed composites containing 15 vol% of 2D-fibre reinforcement exhibited promising bending strength (∼90 MPa) and desirable “graceful” fracture behaviour without catastrophic failure. Thus the present study represents a convenient approach for production of advanced low-cost fibre reinforced glass matrix composites for structural applications.

Keywords

TiO2 Fracture Behaviour Borosilicate Glass Glass Matrix Processing Route 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ingegneria Meccanica, settore MaterialiUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.Department of MaterialsImperial College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Technische Universitaet IlmenauIlmenauGermany

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