Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2009, 10(12), 5115-5134; doi:10.3390/ijms10125115
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Effect of Interface Structure on Mechanical Properties of Advanced Composite Materials

Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Toledo, 2801 W Bancroft Street, Toledo, OH 43606, USA
Received: 13 October 2009; in revised form: 21 November 2009 / Accepted: 24 November 2009 / Published: 25 November 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Materials)
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Abstract: This paper deals with the effect of interface structures on the mechanical properties of fiber reinforced composite materials. First, the background of research, development and applications on hybrid composite materials is introduced. Second, metal/polymer composite bonded structures are discussed. Then, the rationale is given for nanostructuring the interface in composite materials and structures by introducing nanoscale features such as nanopores and nanofibers. The effects of modifying matrices and nano-architecturing interfaces on the mechanical properties of nanocomposite materials are examined. A nonlinear damage model for characterizing the deformation behavior of polymeric nanocomposites is presented and the application of this model to carbon nanotube-reinforced and reactive graphite nanotube-reinforced epoxy composite materials is shown.
Keywords: composite materials; adhesive bonding; interface; nanostructure; self-healing; mechanical property; nonlinear damage model

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