The fracture of nanosilica and rbuber toughened epoxy fibre composites

A. J. Kinloch, K. Masania, S. Sprenger, A. C. Taylor

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Epoxy matrix fibre composites have been modified with the addition of rubber and nanosilica particles. Fracture studies conducted on the bulk matrix and composite show a synergistic effect between the nanosilica and rubber, resulting in a 50% increase in bulk fracture energy in an anhydride cured system.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
EventICCM-17: International Conference on Composite Materials 2009 - London
Duration: 27 Jul 200931 Jul 2009




  • Fibre composite
  • Fracture
  • Interfacial adhesion
  • Nanocomposite
  • Nanosilica
  • Rubber toughening

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