Temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength in glass-fiber polypropylene composite investigated by a novel single fiber technique

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In order to obtain information on the temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength (IFSS) in glass fiber – polypropylene composites we have adapted a thermomechanical analyser to enable interfacial microbond testing to be carried out in a well controlled temperature environment. Test results obtained by TMA-microbond testing showed excellent comparability with those obtained by normal microbond testing. The temperature dependence of IFSS of glass fiber – polypropylene was measured in the range from -40°C up to 100°C. The IFSS showed a highly significant inverse dependence on testing temperature.

Original languageEnglish
PagesArticle 1244203
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2012
EventANTEC 2012 Conference - Orlando, Florida, United States
Duration: 2 Apr 20124 Apr 2012


ConferenceANTEC 2012 Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, Florida


  • glass fiber
  • polypropylene
  • adhesion
  • temperature
  • microbond test
  • thermal analysis

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