The Role of Interfaces in Fiber Composites

  • M. J. Salkind
Part of the Sagamore Army Materials Research Conference Proceedings book series (SAMC, volume 14)


This paper is a review of the phenomenological effects of the interface on composite behavior. The function of the fiber-matrix interfacial bond, problems in achieving the bond in composite fabrication, and the role of the bond strength in the mechanical behavior of the composite are discussed. The behavior of the interface in fracture is reviewed. The effect of the fiber-matrix interface on the stability of composites at elevated temperature is discussed.


Contact Angle Shear Strength Fiber Composite Fiber Volume Fraction Interfacial Shear Strength 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Salkind
    • 1
  1. 1.United Aircraft Research LaboratoriesEast HartfordUSA

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