Metallography and Microstructures
Matrix Microstructure Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composites
Microstructural analysis of the composite matrix is necessary to understand the performance of the part and its long-term durability. This article focuses on the microstructural analysis of engineering thermoplastic-matrix composites and the influence of cooling rate and nucleation on the formation of spherulites in high-temperature thermoplastic-matrix carbon-fiber-reinforced composites. It also describes the microstructural analysis of a bio-based thermosetting-matrix natural fiber composite system.
Brian S. Hayes, Luther M. Gammon, Matrix Microstructure Analysis of Fiber-Reinforced Composites, Metallography and Microstructures, Vol 9, ASM Handbook, Edited By George F. Vander Voort, ASM International, 2004, https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v09.a0009082
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