Functionalised roving for structural health monitoring of composites

Cheng, Tong, Cherif, C., Hund, R. D., Lin, Tong and Zhao, N. P. 2010, Functionalised roving for structural health monitoring of composites, Materials technology, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 112-116.

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Title Functionalised roving for structural health monitoring of composites
Author(s) Cheng, Tong
Cherif, C.
Hund, R. D.
Lin, Tong
Zhao, N. P.
Journal name Materials technology
Volume number 25
Issue number 2
Start page 112
End page 116
Total pages 5
Publisher Maney Publishing
Place of publication Yorks, England
Publication date 2010
ISSN 1066-7857
1753-5557
Keyword(s) glass fibre thread
photochomic
sol-gel
glass-PP composite
Summary Here, we investigated photochromic glass fibre threads produced with the sol-gel coating technique and used it as sewing threads to produce stitched glass-polypropylene composites. The possibility of making sol-gel photochromic glass fibre threads, the morphology of the glass fibre thread and the tensile property of glass fibre sewing threads before and after sol-gel treatment have been studied in this work. The photochromic glass fibre thread was successfully stitched into glass-polypropylene composites as sewing threads and showed an efficient and effective response to UV light. Our results indicate that sol-gel coating is an efficient way to produce photochromic glass fibre. In addition, the sol-gel coating does not significantly affect the tensile performance of the glass fibre.
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Maney Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30035306

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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