• K. K. Chawla


The interface region has a great deal of importance in determining the ultimate properties of a given composite. There are two main reasons for this importance of the interface region:
  1. (i)

    the interface occupies a very large area per unit volume in composites (see Sec. 5.1 below), and

  2. (ii)

    in general, the matrix and reinforcement form a system that is not in thermodynamic equilibrium. This can lead to a series of interaction at the interface.



Fiber Volume Fraction Interfacial Shear Stress Ceramic Matrix Composite Interfacial Shear Strength Fiber Pullout 
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  • K. K. Chawla
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  1. 1.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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