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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 11, Issue 10, pp 1877–1883 | Cite as

Synergistic fibre strengthening in hybrid composites

  • J. Aveston
  • J. M. Sillwood
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Abstract

The theoretical stress-strain behaviour of a three component hybrid composite consisting of a brittle fibre and a “matrix” composed of a binder and less brittle fibre is described, and the conditions required for a synergistic strengthening of the brittle fibres are compared for the limiting assumptions of a frictional and elastic bond. The theory is tested using a dispersed type I carbon-glass-epoxy hybrid and it is shown that increases in effective fibre strength of around 100% can be obtained. Finally, the economic and structural advantages of using a hybrid in place of a conventional carbon composite of the same modulus are discussed.

Keywords

Polymer Brittle Hybrid Composite Fibre Strength Carbon Composite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Aveston
    • 1
  • J. M. Sillwood
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Materials ApplicationsNational Physical LaboratoryTeddingtonUK

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