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Effects of Civil Engineering Environments on Interfacial Properties of Polymer/Glass Fiber Composites.


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Nguyen, T.; Aouadi, K.; Alsheh, D.; Chin, J. W.

Composites Engineering, 4th International Conference. International Community for Composites Engineering (ICCE/4). University of New Orleans. July 6-12, 1997, Hawaii, Hui, D., Editor(s), 725-726 pp, 1997.

Keywords:

civil engineering environments; polymer/glass fiber composites; interfacial properties; fiber reinforced polymeric composites; composite materials

Abstract:

There is an increasing interest in the use of fiber-reinforced polymeric composites in building and construction. However, little information is available on the effects of civil engineering environments on the interfacial properties of these materials. This paper presents results on the effects of water, artificial seawater, and simulated concrete pore solution at 60 deg C on the interfacial laminar shear strengths of glass fiber/polymer composites made with three different polymeric matrices.