The Effect of Fiber Surface on the Thermal Properties of Fibrous Composites
I. Introduction 235
II. Effect of Fiber Interface on Thermal Conductivity of Fibrous Composites 236
III. Effect of Fiber Coating on the Thermal Conductivity of Composites 240
IV. Effect of Fiber Coating on the Thermal Expansion Coefficient of Composites 243
I. INTRODUCTION Fibrous composites are made by infiltrating a fibrous assembly with a matrix material (e.g., polymer, ceramic). The matrix fills the space between fibers and bonds to fiber surfaces, creating a fiber-matrix interface. The properties of this interface depend on the fiber surface physical and chemical characteristics, the matrix material type, and the composite processing temperature [1-3].