Abstract

The design of structural components has altered fundamentally since laminated composites were proved excellent candidate materials in aerospace applications. The key aspects rendering CFRPs preferable to metals, are mostly their significantly higher specific mechanical properties, [...]

Abstract

Reinforcement/matrix interaction is recognized as a key issue in polymeric composite materials. From the mechanical point of view, being the link between the fibres and the polymer, a proper load transfer is ensured only if a good enough interphase exists. This [...]