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Automated high-throughput microbond tester for interfacial shear strength studies

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SAMPE Conference 17 Stuttgart
PublisherSAMPE Europe
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-821727-7-5
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSAMPE Europe 2017 Conference and Student Symposium - Filderhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
Duration: 13 Nov 201716 Nov 2017


ConferenceSAMPE Europe 2017 Conference and Student Symposium
Abbreviated titleSAMPE Europe 2017


This study presents a new high-throughput instrument for characterizing the shear strength of fibre/matrix interface. The developed instrument is applied to mechanical characterization of glass fibre/epoxy interface. As an application example, the time-dependent degradation of the adhesion properties of glass fibre sizing is studied. For this purpose, 480 microbond tests on ECR-glass/epoxy samples were performed. The degradation of the interfacial shear strength of the studied glass fibre was shown to be notable over time.