The effect of fibrous reinforcement on optical and impact performance of fibre-reinforced transparent glass composites

Akonda, M. H. ORCID: 0000-0002-8061-0380, Kandola, Baljinder K. ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-3724, Horrocks, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-1431-058X and Myler, Peter (2014) The effect of fibrous reinforcement on optical and impact performance of fibre-reinforced transparent glass composites. Journal of Materials Science, 49 (4). pp. 1903-1913. ISSN 0022-2461

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Abstract

Fire resistant laminated glass composite containing intumescent silicate as an interlayer between two glass sheets is a widely used transparent building material. To improve the impact and other mechanical properties of this composite structure, a transparent silicate matrix has been reinforced with alkali and UV resistant synthetic (polypropylene, PP; polyamide, PA66; glass, Gl) and metallic (steel, St) fibres as of nonwoven webs or woven meshes. The refractive indices of the fibres and the matrices were measured and the transparency of the laminated composites depended upon fibre refractive index as well as reinforcement structure. All fibres were successful in significantly enhancing impact properties of laminated glass composites with alkali-resistant glass fibres showing the best performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: glass composite, soluble silicates, refractive index, impact resistance
Divisions: School of Engineering > Engineering
University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Materials Research and Innovation
Depositing User: Tracey Gill
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 12:53
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 12:53
Identification Number: 10.1007/s10853-013-7881-9
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1566

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