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Shin P.-S.,Gyeongsang National University | Wang Z.-J.,Gyeongsang National University | Kwon D.-J.,Gyeongsang National University | Choi J.-Y.,Gyeongsang National University | And 7 more authors.
Composites Part B: Engineering | Year: 2015

The optimum condition of glass fiber/epoxy composites was investigated according to mixing ratio of two epoxy matrices. Novolac type epoxy and isocyanate modified epoxy were used as composites matrix. Based on chemical composition of mixing matrix, optimum mixing ratio of epoxy resins was obtained through FT-IR instrument. In order to investigate thermal stability and interface of epoxy resin, glass transition temperature was observed by DSC instrument, and static contact angle was measured by reflecting microscope. Change of IR peak and Tg was conformed according to different epoxy mixing ratios. After fabrication of glass fiber/epoxy composites, tensile, compression, and flexural properties were tested by UTM by room and high temperature. The composites exhibited best mechanical properties when epoxy mixing ratio was 1:1. © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Source

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