Fragmentation analysis of single-fiber carbon composites

Shinji Ogihara, Akira Mochizuki, Yasuo Kogo, Shoji Noguchi, Hiroshi Mizoguchi, Masanori Kikuchi

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The effects of fiber surface oxidization and sizing treatment on both fiber strength distribution and fragmentation behavior in single carbon fiber epoxy composites are investigated experimentally. Based on the above experimental data, the fiber/matrix interfacial properties are discussed. It is found that the effect of fiber surface treatment on the fiber strength distribution is small and that the interfacial shear stress increases when applying fiber surface oxidization and sizing treatment in the carbon fiber/epoxy system used in the present study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-168
Number of pages8
JournalScience and Engineering of Composite Materials
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2004


  • Fiber surface treatment
  • Fragmentation test
  • Interfacial shear stress
  • Single carbon fiber composite

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