It is well known that glass fibers are treated with both binding and coupling agents. The role of the binding agent is to act as a lubricant to reduce friction during textile processing, in addition to `binding' the filaments within a fiber bundle. In the present study, the role of the binding agent in braided composites was investigated from the point of view of fiber bundle strength and interface around the fiber bundle. The strength of normal flat braided composites was found to be affected by filament strength, whereas flat braided composites, whose fiber bundles at the side edges had been cut, were affected by both filament and interfacial strength.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Ceramics and Composites
- Mechanics of Materials