Improving the fracture resistance of polymer composites containing multi-scale aligned reinforcements

Anil R. Ravindran, Raj B. Ladani, Shuying Wu, Anthony J. Kinloch, Adrian P. Mouritz, Chun H. Wang

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The fracture toughness properties of epoxy containing aligned and randomly dispersed carbon reinforcement at multiple length scale were investigated. The through-the-thickness alignment of carbon nanofibres (CNF) and short carbon fibres(SCF) in epoxy further yielded to a greater than additive improvement in the mode fracture toughness of epoxy by 1600%.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th International Conference on Fracture (ICF 14)
Subtitle of host publicationJune 18-23, 2017, Rhodes, Greece
EditorsEmmanuel E. Gdoutos
PublisherInternational Conference on Fracture
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Fracture (14th : 2017) - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 18 Jun 201723 Jun 2017
Conference number: 14th


ConferenceInternational Conference on Fracture (14th : 2017)
Abbreviated titleICF14

Bibliographical note

Online proceedings - 1185 of ICF 14 vol.2.

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