Mezeix, Laurent and Bouvet, Christophe and Huez, Julitte and Poquillon, Dominique Mechanical behavior of entangled fibers and entangled cross-linked fibers during compression. (2009) Journal of Materials Science, vol. 44 (n° 14). pp. 3652-3661. ISSN 0022-2461
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10853-009-3483-y
Entangled fibrous materials have been manufactured from different fibers: metallic fibers, glass fibers, and carbon fibers. Specimens have been produced with and without cross links between fibers. Cross-links have been achieved using epoxy spraying. The scope of this article is to analyze the mechanical behavior of these materials and to compare it with available models. The first part of this article deals with entangled fibrous materials without crosslink between fibers. Compression tests are detailed and test reproducibility is checked. In the second part, compression tests were performed on materials manufactured with cross-linked fibers. The specific mechanical behavior obtained is discussed.
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