Influence of interfacial bond strength on fatigue life and thermo-mechanical behavior of a particulate composite: An experimental study


Basaran C., Nie S., HUTCHINS C. S. , Ergün H.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DAMAGE MECHANICS, cilt.17, sa.2, ss.123-147, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/1056789507077437
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF DAMAGE MECHANICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.123-147

Özet

Experimental studies conducted on a particular cast acrylic composite demonstrate the significant influence of the interfacial bond strength between filler particles and the polymer matrix on the fatigue life, and mechanical properties. The composite studied in this project is composed of a ductile matrix, which is lightly cross-linked poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and hard, brittle alumina trihydrate (ATH) agglomerate particle filler. In the study, high, moderate, and low levels of interfacial adhesion between the matrix and the filler are investigated, while all the other material properties are kept constant. Monotonic tension and fatigue tests are conducted at different temperatures. Material degradation is presented in terms of elastic modulus degradation, load-drop parameter, and plastic strain range.

Experimental studies conducted on a particular cast acrylic composite demonstrate the significant influence of the interfacial bond strength between filler particles and the polymer matrix on the fatigue life, and mechanical properties. The composite studied in this project is composed of a ductile matrix, which is lightly cross-linked poly-methyl methacrylate (PMMA) and hard, brittle alumina trihydrate (ATH) agglomerate particle filler. In the study, high, moderate, and low levels of interfacial adhesion between the matrix and the filler are investigated, while all the other material properties are kept constant. Monotonic tension and fatigue tests are conducted at different temperatures. Material degradation is presented in terms of elastic modulus degradation, load-drop parameter, and plastic strain range.