Static fracture and failure behavior of aligned discontinuous mineral fiber reinforced polypropylene composites

J. S. Szabó, T. Czigány

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Abstract

Short mineral fiber reinforced polypropylene composites have been investigated in order to determine their static properties. Tests have been performed on composites with different fibers (basalt and ceramic) and with different reinforcing contents (5, 15, and 25 wt%). The composites were made of fibers consolidated by a carding technique combined with needle-punching. Composite properties such as tensile and flexural strength, stiffness and fracture toughness have been calculated. It has been realized that mechanical properties strongly depend on fiber content and the direction of fibers. These results have been supported by scanning electron microscopy taken from the fracture surfaces and by the acoustic emission method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-719
Number of pages9
JournalPolymer Testing
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

Keywords

  • Acoustic emission
  • Mineral fiber
  • Short basalt fiber
  • Short ceramic fiber

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics

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