Aspects of the fracture toughness of carbon nanotube modified epoxy polymer composites

Epoxy resins used in fibre reinforced composites exhibit a brittle fracture behaviour, because they show no sign of damage prior to a catastrophic failure. Rubbery materials and micro-particles have been added to epoxy resins to improve their fracture toughness, which reduces strength and elastic pr...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Mirjalili, Vahid
Other Authors: Pascal Hubert (Supervisor)
Format: Others
Published: McGill University 2011
Online Access:http://digitool.Library.McGill.CA:80/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=103601