Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 44, Issue 14, pp 3652–3661 | Cite as

Mechanical behavior of entangled fibers and entangled cross-linked fibers during compression

  • Laurent MezeixEmail author
  • Christophe Bouvet
  • Julitte Huez
  • Dominique Poquillon


Entangled fibrous materials have been manufactured from different fibers: metallic fibers, glass fibers, and carbon fibers. Specimens have been produced with and without cross-links between fibers. Cross-links have been achieved using epoxy spraying. The scope of this article is to analyze the mechanical behavior of these materials and to compare it with available models. The first part of this article deals with entangled fibrous materials without cross-link between fibers. Compression tests are detailed and test reproducibility is checked. In the second part, compression tests were performed on materials manufactured with cross-linked fibers. The specific mechanical behavior obtained is discussed.


Carbon Fiber Compression Test Glass Fiber Fiber Diameter Core Material 



Financial support for this work was obtained thanks to a BQR (Bonus Qualité Recherche) of the University of Toulouse and thanks to funding provided by the region Midi-Pyrénées (CEFICAS project).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Laurent Mezeix
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Christophe Bouvet
    • 2
  • Julitte Huez
    • 1
  • Dominique Poquillon
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de Toulouse, CIRIMAT, INPT-ENSIACETToulouseFrance
  2. 2.Université de Toulouse, UPS, LGMTToulouse CedexFrance

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