Advanced Composites GroupPublications

A comprehensive list of publications by the Advanced Composites Group is provided, organised by type and by year of publication. The links will take you to the Strathprints page, where a pdf version may be available for free download.

Books

Two important textbooks on the subject of glass fibre sizing have been written in recent years by James Thomason, made possible due to his unique blend of experience in the composites industry as an industrial researcher followed by his tenure as an academic.

JL Thomason. Glass Fibre Sizings: A Review of the Scientific Literature. 2012. 143 p.

JL Thomason. Glass Fibre Sizing: A Review of Size Formulation Patents. 2015. 244 p.

Journals (2020)

JL Thomason. A review of the analysis and characterisation of polymeric glass fibre sizings. Polymer Testing, 106421. ISSN 0142-9418. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/71667/ 

J Zhang, X Cheng, Y Cheng, X Guo and L Yang. Effect of over-ply on moisture absorption behavior of scarf-repaired composite laminate. International Journal of Adhesion and Adhesives, 102. 102683. ISSN 0143-7496. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/73511/ 

K Pender and L Yang. Regenerating performance of glass fibre recycled from wind turbine blade. Composites Part B: Engineering, 198. 108230. ISSN 1359-8368. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/72921/ 

K Wang, L Yang and M Kucharek. Investigation of the effect of thermal insulation materials on packaging performance. Packaging Technology and Science. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/71724/

M Kucharek, L Yang and K Wang. Assessment of insulating package performance by mathematical modelling. Packaging Technology and Science 33 (2). pp. 65-73. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/71003/

Conferences (2020)

JL Thomason, L Yang and K Pender. Upgrading and reuse of glass fibre recycled from end-of-life composites. 41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, Virtual, 7-10 September 2020.

D Bryce, JL Thomason and L Yang. Micromechanical and spectroscopic characterisation of the curing performance of epoxy resins in the microbond test. 41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, Virtual, 7-10 September 2020.

PG Jenkins, D Bryce, G Xypolias and JL Thomason. Micro-mechanical investigation of glass fibre/resin interface failure in mode I and mode II. 41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, Virtual, 7-10 September 2020.

G Xypolias, JL Thomason and L Yang. The effect of environmental ageing in the interphase of a glass fibre/vinyl ester composite designed for wind turbine applications. 41st Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, Virtual, 7-10 September 2020.

Journals (2019)

K Pender and L Yang. Investigation of catalyzed thermal recycling for glass fiber-reinforced epoxy using fluidized bed process. Polymer Composites 40 (9). pp. 3510-3519. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/71007/

JL Thomason and JL Rudeiros-Fernandez. Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications. Materials Today: Proceedings. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/70526/

JL Thomason. Glass fibre sizing: A review. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105619

W Obande, D Mamalis, D Ray, L Yang, Ó Brádaigh and M Conchúr. Mechanical and thermomechanical characterisation of vacuum-infused thermoplastic- and thermoset-based composites. Materials and Design, 175. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/68314/

T Rev, M Jalalvand, J Fuller, MR Wisnom, G Czél. A simple and robust approach for visual overload indication - UD thin-ply hybrid composite sensors. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 121, pp. 376-385. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/68144/

M Fotouhi, J Fuller, M Longana, M Jalalvand, MR Wisnom. Composite Structures 215, pp. 365-376. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/67429/

PG Jenkins, L Yang, JL Thomason. Investigation of atmospheric moisture during heat treatment of glass fibre. Fibers 7 (4), 27. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/67372/

JL Thomason, U Nagel, L Yang and D Bryce. A study of the thermal degradation of glass fibre sizings at composite processing temperatures. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 121, pp. 56-63. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/67301/

PG Jenkins, L Yang, JL Thomason, X Chen, JF Watts and SJ Hinder. Investigation of Chemical and Physical Surface Changes of Thermally Conditioned Glass Fibres. Fibers 7 (1), 7. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/66610/

Conferences (2019)

W Chailad and L Yang. Investigation of Erosion Behaviour of Rubber Liner Materials under Sand Particle Slurry. International Rubber Conference, London, UK, 3-5 September 2019.

JL Thomason and JL Rudeiros-Fernández. Evaluation of injection molded natural fiber-polypropylenes for potential in automotive applications. 11th Canadian–International Conference on Composites, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, 22-25 July 2019. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/69308/

JL Thomason and JL Rudeiros-Fernández. Evaluation of injection moulded natural fibre-polyolefin for potential in automotive applications. 4th International Conference on Natural Fibers, Porto, Portugal, 1-3 July 2019. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/69377/

M Kucharek and L Yang. Investigation of aerogel-fibre interface. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 July 2019.

AM Espinoza and L Yang. Investigation of composite wear under slurry flow conditions. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 July 2019.

PG Jenkins and JL Thomason. Micromechanical investigation of glass fibre vinyl ester interface using the microbond test. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 July 2019.

D Bryce, L Yang and JL Thomason. Microscale curing performance of epoxy resin in the microbond test. 5th International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Lisbon, Portugal, 1-4 July 2019.

Journals (2018)

HN Petersen, RF Minty, JL Thomason, L Yang, Y Kusano, P Brønsted and K Almdal. The amine:epoxide ratio at the interface of a glass fibre/epoxy matrix system and its influence on the interfacial shear strength. Composite Interfaces 26 (6), pp. 493-505. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/67099/

JL Thomason and JL Rudeiros-Fernández. A review of the impact performance of natural fiber thermoplastic composites. Frontiers in Materials, 2018. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/65585/

RF Minty, L Yang and JL Thomason. The influence of hardener-to-epoxy ratio on the interfacial strength in glass fibre reinforced epoxy composites. Composites Part A 112, pp. 64-70. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/64216/

M Fotouhi, P Suwarta, M Jalalvand, G Czél and MR Wisnom. Acoustic emission monitoring of thin ply hybrid composites under repeated quasi-static tensile loading. FME Transactions 46 (2) pp. 238-244. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/63785/

M Saeedifar, MA Najafabadi, D Zarouchas, HH Toudeshky and M Jalalvand. Barely visible impact damage assessment in laminated composites using acoustic emission. Composites Part B: Engineering 152, pp. 180-192. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/65321/

M Saeedifar, MA Najafabadi, D Zarouchas, HH Toudeshky and M Jalalvand. Clustering of interlaminar and intralaminar damages in laminated composites under indentation loading using acoustic emission. Composites Part B: Engineering 144, pp. 206-219. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/63781/

H Yu, ML Longana, M Jalalvand, MR Wisnom and KD Potter. Hierarchical pseudo-ductile hybrid composites combining continuous and highly aligned discontinuous fibres. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 105, pp. 40-56. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62563/

M Fotouhi, M Jalalvand and MR Wisnom. Notch insensitive orientation-dispersed pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 110, pp. 29-44. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/64270/

G Czél, T Rev, M Jalalvand, M Fotouhi, ML Longana, OJ Nixon-Pearson and MR Wisnom. Pseudo-ductility and reduced notch sensitivity in multi-directional all-carbon/epoxy thin-ply hybrid composites. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 104, pp. 151-164. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/62781/

Conferences (2018)

JL Thomason, L Yang, PG Jenkins, E Sáez-Rodríguez, U Nagel, ST Bashir. Towards a new generation of glass fiber products based on regenerated fiber thermally recycled from end-of-life GRP and GRP manufacturing waste. ACMA Composites Recycling Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, USA, 10-12 April 2018.

JL Thomason, L Yang, RF Minty. Are silanes the primary driver of interface strength in glass fiber composites? An exploration of the relationship of chemical and physical parameters in the micromechanical characterisation of the apparent interfacial strength in glass fiber composites. MACH Conference, The John Hopkins University, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, 4-6 April 2018.

PG Jenkins, L Yang, JL Thomason. Investigation of the effect of sizing on the tensile and interface properties of continuous basalt fibre. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/64160/

JL Thomason, L Yang, RF Minty. Are silanes the primary driver of interface strength in glass fibre composites? (exploring the relationship of the chemical and physical parameters which control composite interfacial strength). 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/64088/

D Bryce, L Yang, JL Thomason. An investigation of fibre sizing on the interfacial strength of glass-fibre epoxy composites. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/64086/

M Jalalvand, M Lok Wu, F Sheibanian, M Fotouhi, MR Wisnom. Self-warning hybrid composite patches for repairing cracked aluminium panels. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018.

ST Bashir, L Yang, R Anderson, PL Tang, JJ Liggat, JL Thomason. A simple chemical approach to regenerating the strength of thermally damaged glass fibre. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018.

M Fotouhi, M Jalalvand, A Prato, MR Wisnom. Thin ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates to activate new damage mechanisms under indentation. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018.

MR Wisnom, G Czél, M Fotouhi, J Fuller, M Jalalvand, T Rev, X Wu. Reduced tensile notch-sensitivity in pseudo-ductile thin-ply composites. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM18, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018.

Journals (2017)

ST Bashir, L Yang, R Anderson, PL Tang, JJ Liggat and JL Thomason. A simple chemical approach to regenerating the strength of thermally damaged glass fibre. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 102. pp. 76-87. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/61777/

ST Bashir, L Yang, JJ Liggat and JL Thomason. Kinetics of dissolution of glass fibre in hot alkaline solution. Journal of Materials Science. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/61928/

K Pender and L Yang. Investigation of the potential for catalysed thermal recycling in glass fibre reinforced polymer composites by using metal oxides. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 100. pp. 285-293. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/60769/

JL Thomason, L Yang and F Gentles. Characterisation of the Anisotropic Thermoelastic Properties of Natural Fibres for Composite Reinforcement. Fibers 2017, 5(4), 36. https://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/61918/

Journals (2016)

U Nagel,  L Yang, C-C Kao, JL Thomason. Effects of thermal recycling temperatures on the reinforcement potential of glass fibers. Polymer Composites. In press. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56011/ 

JL Thomason, L Yang, D Bryce, R Minty. An exploration of the relationship of chemical and physical parameters in the micromechanical characterisation of the apparent interfacial strength in glass fibre epoxy systems, Accepted 16 Jun 2016 in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56719/

DT Burn, L Harper,  MS Johnson, NA Warrior, U Nagel,  L Yang, JL Thomason.  The usability of recycled carbon fibres in short fibre thermoplastics: interfacial properties. Journal of  Materials Science. 51, 16, p. 7699-7715. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56547/

JL Thomason, PG Jenkins and L Yang. Glass fibre strength – a review with relation to composite recycling. Fibers, 4(2), 18. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56530/

JL Thomason, U Nagel, L Yang and E Sáez-Rodríguez. Regenerating the strength of thermally recycled glass fibres using hot sodium hydroxide. Composites Part A 87, pp. 220–227. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56275/

PG Jenkins. Understanding physical changes and strength loss of E-glass fibres following exposure to elevated temperatures. Materials Science and Technology, 33, 2. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/56333/

Conferences (2016)

JL Thomason, L Yang, E Sáez-Rodríguez, U Nagel. Recover: regenerating the strength and value of thermally recycled glass fibres. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

PG Jenkins, M Stafford, JL Thomason.  Investigation of the effect of hot water and water vapour treatments on the strength of thermally conditioned E-glass fibres. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

K Pender, L Yang.  Catalysed thermal decomposition of matrices for closed-loop recycling of fibre reinforced thermosets. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

R Minty, JL Thomason, L Yang. The role of the epoxy resin: curing agent ratio on composite interfacial strength and thermal performance. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

S Bashir, L Yang, R Anderson, NB Basri, E Sáez-Rodríguez, JJ Liggat, JL Thomason. A cost-effective chemical approach to retaining and regenerating the strength of thermally recycled glass fibre. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

A Webley, L Yang, D Nash. Simulation of the heat transfer through fibrous insulation. 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17, Munich, Germany, 26-30 June 2016.

Journals (2015)

K.A. Downes, J.L. Thomason,  A Method to Measure the Influence of Humidity and Temperature on the Interfacial Adhesion in Polyamide Composites. Composite Interfaces Interfaces (2015) 22:757-766. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/47383/

L.Yang, E.R. Sáez, U. Nagel, J. L. Thomason. Can thermally degraded glass fibre be regenerated for closed-loop recycling of thermosetting composites? Composites Part A, (2015) 72: 167–174. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/52024

P.G. Jenkins, L. Yang, J.J. Liggat, J.L. Thomason. Investigation of the strength loss of glass fibre after thermal conditioning. Journal of Materials Science, (2015) 50: 1050-1057. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/49899/  

Conferences (2015)

Thomason, J.L., Sáez-Rodríguez, E., Kao, C.C., Nagel, U., Yang, L. ‘Recover: Regenerating the strength of glass fibres thermally recycled from end-of-life’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015.  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53476/

Minty, R., Thomason, J.L., Petersen, H. ‘The role of the epoxy resin: Curing agent ratio in composite interfacial strength by single fibre microbond test’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015.  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53480/

Jenkins, P.G., Riopedre-Méndez, S., Sáez-Rodríguez, E., Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. ‘Investigation of the strength of thermally conditioned basalt and e-glass fibres’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53484/.

Raghavalu Thirumalai, D.P., Thomason, J.L. ‘Recycled glass fibre/polyester composites – processing and mechanical characterization’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53516/ .  

Nagel, U., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost effective composite recycling: The effect of fibre regeneration and matrix modification’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53517/

Yang, L., Jenkins, P.G., Liggat, J.J., Thomason, J.L. ‘Strength of thermally conditioned glass fibre degradation, retention and regeneration’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015.  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53519/

Petersen, H.N., Thomason,J.L., Minty,R., Brøndsted,P., Kusano,Y., Almdal,K., ‘Testing temperature on interfacial shear strength measurements of epoxy resins at different mixing ratiosr’. 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM20, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July 2015.

Thomason, J.L., Yang, L., Kao, C.C., Jenkins, P., Sáez-Rodriguez, E., Nagel, U. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective closed loop composite recycling in automotive’. 26th Annual International SICOMP Conference on Manufacturing and Design of Composites, Gothenburg, Sweden, 1-2 June 2015.  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/53418 

Journals (2014)

J.L.Thomason, L.Yang and R.Meier. The properties of glass fibres after conditioning at composite recycling temperatures.  Composites Part A, (2014) 61: 201-208.  http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/47130/

J.L. Thomason, L. Yang, Temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength in glass–fibre epoxy composites, Composites Science and Technology, (2014) 96: 7-12. http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/48113/

Conferences (2014)

Thomason, J.L., Yang, L., Kao, C.C., Jenkins, P., Sáez-Rodriguez, E., Nagel, U. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Overview of the ReCoVeR Projects’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.

Jenkins, P., Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Fundamental study of strength loss of thermally conditioned glass fibre’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.  

Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Increasing the strength of thermally conditioned glass fibres by HF treatment’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.  

Sáez-Rodriguez, E., Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Increasing the strength of thermally conditioned glass fibres using cost effective ReCoVeR treatments.' 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.

Kao, C.C., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Performance of fibre recyclates from thermoset composites and with subsequent ReCoVer treatments’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain. 

Nagel, U., Sáez-Rodriguez, E., Kao, C.C., Thomason, J.L. ‘Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling: Performance of composites based on PP and ReCoVeRed glass fibre’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.  

Downes, K.A., Thomason, J.L. ‘The influence of temperature and humidity on glass fibre polyamide adhesion’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.

Rudeiros-Fernandez, J.L., Thomason, J.L., Soliman, M., Taraiya, A.K. ‘Characterisation of the mechanical and interfacial adhesion performanace of natural fibres in polyolefin compounds for lightweight automotive applications’. 16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM16, Seville, Spain.

Thomason, J.L., Yang, L., Kao, C.C., Jenkins, P., Sáez-Rodriguez, E., Nagel, U. ‘The ReCoVeR Projects: Regeneration of thermally recycled glass fibre for cost-effective composite recycling’. 2nd International Glass Fibre Symposium, Aachen, Germany.

Journals (2013)

Thomason, J.L., Kao, C-C., Ure, J.M., Yang, L. The Strength of glass fibre reinforcement after exposure to elevated composite processing temperatures. Journal of Materials Science, (In Press)

Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. The thermal behaviour of glass fibre investigated by thermomechanical analysis. Journal of Materials Science, 48. pp5768-5775. (2013)

Thomason, J. L.  On the application of Weibull Analysis to experimentally determined single fibre strength distributions. Composites Science and Technology, 77. pp74-80. (2013)

Yang, L. and Thomason, J.L. Effect of Silane coupling agent on mechanical performance of glass fibre. Journal of Materials Science, 48. pp. 1947-1954. (2013) 

Conferences (2013)

Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. . 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM19, Montreal, Canada, 28.07-02.08.2013

Nagel, U., Kao, C-C., Thomason, J.L. Study on Properties of Composites Reinforced by Heat Treated Glass Fibres Simulating Thermal Recycling Conditions. 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM19, Montreal, Canada, 28.07-02.08.2013

Rudeiros-Fernández, J. L., Thomason, J. L., Liggat, J. J., Soliman, M.  Characterisation of the Mechanical and Thermal Degradation Behaviour of Natural Fibres for Lightweight Automotive Applications. 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM19, Montreal, Canada, 28.07-02.08.2013

Thomason, J. L,  Yang, L.  Temperature Dependence of the Interfacial Shear Strength in Glass Reinforced Polyproylene and Epoxy Composites. 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM19, Montreal, Canada, 28.07-02.08.2013

Sáez-Rodríguez, E., Yang, L., Thomason, J. L., Investigation of Strength Recovery of Recycled Heat Treated Glass Fibres through Chemical Treatments. 19th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM19, Montreal, Canada, 28.07-02.08.2013

Journals (2012)

Thomason, J.L., Carruthers, J. Natural fibre cross sectional area, its variability and effects on the determination of fibre properties. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, American Scientific Publishers, ISSN: 1556-6579. IF-1.037, HL-3.2. Accepted July 2012.

Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. Development and application of micromechanical techniques for characterising interfacial shear strength in fibre-thermoplastic composites. Polymer Testing, 31, (7), 895-903, Elsevier Science Ltd., October 2012. ISSN: 0142-9418. 

Conferences (2012)

Thomason, J.L., Gentles, F., Brennan, A. Natural fibre cross sectional area effects on the determination of fibre mechanical properties. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 213,Venice,Italy, 24-28 June 2012.

Thomason, J.L., Ure, J., Yang, L., Kao, C.C. Mechanical study on surface treated glass fibres after thermal conditioning. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 314, Venice, Italy, 24-28 June 2012.

Yang, L., Thomason, J.L. The role of residual thermal stress in composite interfacial strength by a novel single fibre technique.  15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 327, Venice, Italy, 24-28 June 2012.

Gentles, F.L., Thomason, J.L. Investigation of interfacial strength between polyethylene terephthalate fibre and maleic anhydride modified polypropylene. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 421, Venice, Italy,  24-28 June 2012. 

Reilly, S.P., Faull, K., Thomason J.L. The effect of aging on the mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced epoxy. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 1092, Venice, Italy,  24-28 June 2012.

Fernández, J.L.R., Thomason, J.L. Characterisation of the mechanical performance of natural fibres for lightweight automotive applications. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 1231, Venice, Italy,  24-28 June 2012.

Downes, K.A., Thomason, J.L. The absorption of automotive coolant fluids in glass fibre reinforced polyamide 6,6 at elevated temperatures. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 1596, Venice, Italy,  24-28 June 2012. 

Jenkins, P., Thomason, J.L. Meier, R. Separation of Mechanical and thermal degradation of thermally conditioned sized glass fibre. 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM15, Paper 1257, Venice, Italy,  24-28 June 2012.   

Thomason, J.L., Yang, L. Temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength in glass-fiber polypropylene composite investigated by a novel single fiber technique. ANTEC 2012 Conference, April 2012, Orlando, Florida.

Thomason, J.L., Yang, L., Kao, C.C., Jenkins, P. Regeneration of the performance of glass fibre recycled from End-of-life composites or glass fibre waste. International Glass Fiber Symposia, PowerPoint Presentation, Aachen, Germany, 16-19 October 2012.

Thomason, J.L, Yang, L., Kao, C.C., Jenkins, P. Regeneration of the performance of glass fibre recycled from End-of-life composites or glass fibre waste. International Glass Fiber Symposia, Abstract Paper, Aachen, Germany, 16-19 October 2012.

Journals (2011)

Thomason, James and Yang, Liu (2011) Temperature dependence of the interfacial shear strength in glass-fibre polypropylene. Composites Science and Technology, 71 (13). pp. 1600-1605. ISSN 0266-3538

Thomason, James and Carruthers, John and Kelly, James and Johnston, Gerard (2011) Fibre cross section determination and variability in sisal and flax and its effects on fibre performance characterisation. Composites Science and Technology, 71 (7). pp. 1008-1015. ISSN 0266-3538

Yang, Liu and Thomason, James and Zhu, W.Z. (2011) The influence of thermo-oxidative degeneration on the measured interface strength of glass fibre-polypropylene. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 42 (10). pp. 1293-1300.ISSN 1359-835X

Thomason, James and Porteus, G. (2011) Swelling of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 66 during conditioning in water, ethylene glycol and antifreeze mixture. Polymer Composites, 32 (4). pp. 639-647. ISSN 1548-0569

Thomason, James and Porteus, G. (2011) An investigation of glass-fibre-reinforced polyamide 66 during conditioning in various automotive fluids. Polymer Composites, 32 (9). pp. 1369-1379. ISSN 0272-8397

Conferences (2011)

Gentles, Fiona Lamont and Thomason, James (2011) Determination of the fibre content of natural fibre composites through moisture absorption. In: 11th Deformation and Fracture of Composites Conference (DFC11), 2011-04-12 - 2011-04-12, Cambridge.

Thomason, James and Gentles, Fiona Lamont and Carruthers, John (2011) Natural fibre reinforced epoxy composites : determination of fibre volume fraction, fibre mechanical properties and fibre cross-section variability. In: 11th Deformation and Fracture of Composites Conference (DFC11), 2011-04-12 - 2011-04-12, Cambridge.

Thomason, James and Carruthers, John (2011) Natural fibre cross sectional area, its variablility and effects on the determination of fibre properties. In: ECOCOMP 2011, The 4th International Conference on Sustainable Materials, Polymers and Composites, 2011-07-06 - 2011-07-07, Birmingham.

Thomason, James and Gentles, Fiona and Carruthers, Jamie (2011) The challenges of natural fibres as an engineering composite reinforcement. In: 19th Bio-Environmental Polymer Society (BEPS) Annual Meeting, September 2011, Vienna.

Journals (2010)

Thomason, J.L. (2010) Dependence of interfacial strength on the anisotropic fiber properties of jute reinforced composites. Polymer Composites, 31 (9). pp. 1525-1534. ISSN 1548-0569

Yang, Liu and Thomason, J.L. (2010) Interface strength in glass fibre-polypropylene measured using the fibre pull-out and microbond methods. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (9). pp. 1077-1083. ISSN 1359-835X

Thomason, J.L. and Ali, J.Z. and Anderson, J. (2010) The thermo-mechanical performance of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 66 during glycol-water hydrolysis conditioning. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 41 (7). pp. 820-826. ISSN 1359-835X

Thomason, J.L. (2010) Interfacial strength in fibre reinforced thermoplastics. In: Interfaces and Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM), 2010-09-01 - 2010-09-03, Sheffield, UK. (In Press)

Conferences (2010)

Gentles, F. and Anderson, J. and Thomason, J.L. (2010) Characterisation of the transverse thermoelastic properties of natural fibres used in composites. In: 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM14, 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-10, Budapest, Hungary.

Reilly, S.P. and Thomason, J.L. (2010) Effects of silane coating on the properties of glass fibre and glass fibre reinforced epoxy resin. In: 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM14, 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-10, Budapest, Hungary.

Yang, Liu and Thomason, J.L. and Zhu, W.Z. (2010) The influence of oxidative-thermal degradation of polypropylene on measured interface strength of glass fibre-polypropylene. In: 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM14, 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-10, Budapest, Hungary.

Thomason, J.L. and Yang, Liu (2010) The influence of thermal stress on the interface strength of a fibre-reinforced thermoplastic investigated by a novel single fibre technique. In: 14th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM14, 2010-06-07 - 2010-06-10, Budapest, Hungary.

Thomason, J.L. and Ali, J.Z. and Anderson, John (2010) Effects of hydrolysis ageing on the performance and dimensional stability of glass-fiber reinforced polyamide 66. In: 68th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ANTEC 2010, 2010-06-16 - 2010-06-20, Orlando, Florida.

Journals (2009)

Thomason, J.L. and Ali, J.Z. (2009) The dimensional stability of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 66 during hydrolysis conditioning. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40 (5). pp. 625-634. ISSN 1359-835X

Thomason, J.L. (2009) The influence of fibre length, diameter and concentration on the impact performance of long glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 6,6. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 40 (2). pp. 114-124. ISSN 1359-835X

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2009) XPS and AFM study of the structure of hydrolysed aminosilane on E-glass surfaces. In: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004165915

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2009) The concentration of hydroxyl groups on glass surfaces and their effect on the structure of silane deposits. In: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. Brill Academic Publishers. ISBN 9789004165915

Conferences (2009)

Yang, Liu and Thomason, James (2009) A comparison of glass fibre-polypropylene interface strength measured using the fibre pull-out and microdebond methods. In: 10th Deformation and Fracture of Composites (DFC 10) Conference, 2009-04-15 - 2009-04-17, Sheffield, UK. (Unpublished)

Novak, J and Pearce, C. J. and Grassl, P. and Yang, L. and Thomason, James (2009) Analysis of the microbond test using nonlinear fracture mechanics. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31, Edinburgh, UK.

Thomason, J.L. (2009) Why are natural fibres failing to deliver on composite performance? In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31, Edinburgh, UK.

Wang, C.C. and Thomason, James and Jones, F.R. (2009) The role of the thermal induced residual stresses in a single fibre thermoplastic model composite. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31, Edinburgh, UK.

Thomason, J.L. (2009) A physical approach to interfacial strength in natural fibre reinforced composites. In: 10th Deformation and Fracture of Composites (DFC 10) Conference, 2009-04-15 - 2009-04-17, Sheffield, UK. (Unpublished)

Novak, J. and Pearce, C. J. and Grassl, P. and Yang, L. and Thomason, James (2009) Three-dimensional nonlinear finite element analysis of the microbond test. In: The 17th UK National Conference on Computational Mechanics in Engineering, 2009-04-06 - 2009-04-08, Nottingham, UK.

Yang, L. and Thomason, J.L. (2009) Interface strength in glass fibre-polypropylene measured using the fibre pull-out and microdebond methods. In: 17th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM17, 2009-07-27 - 2009-07-31, Edinburgh, UK.

Journals (2008)

Thomason, J.L. (2008) The influence of fibre length, diameter and concentration on the modulus of glass fibre reinforced Polyamide 6,6. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 39 (11). pp. 1732-1738. ISSN 1359-835X

Thomason, J.L. (2008) The influence of fibre length, diameter and concentration on the strength and strain to failure of glass-fibre reinforced Polyamide 6,6. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 39 (10). pp. 1618-1624. ISSN 1359-835X

Conferences (2008)

Thomason, J.L. (2008) Natural fibre reinforced polypropylene. In: Research Seminar, National Centre for Prosthetics and Orthotics, May 2008, Glasgow, Scotland.

Thomason, J.L. (2008) Anisotropy of reinforcement fibres and interface strength in thermoplastic composites. In: Gordon Conference on Composites, 13-18 Jan 2008, Ventura, California.

Thomason, J.L. (2008) Anisotropy of reinforcement fibres and its influence on the apparent interfacial shear strength in thermoplastic composites. In: 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13), 2-5 June 2008, Stockholm, Sweden.

Thomason, J.L. (2008) Structure-performance relationships of thermoplastic composites for automotive applications. In: 14th Rolduc Polymer Meeting "From Commodity Plastics to Speciality Polymers ?", 18-21 May 2008, Kerkrade, The Netherlands.

Thomason, J.L. (2008) Understanding the impact performance of injection moulded long fibre reinforced polyamide. In: 13th European Conference on Composite Materials (EECM 13), 2-5 June 2008, Stockholm, Sweden.

Journals (2007)

Thomason, J.L. (2007) Editorial preface. Composite Interfaces, Special Issue in Honour of Professor Frank R. Jones, 14 (4). pp. 281-284. ISSN 0927-6440

 Thomason, J.L. (2007) Structure-property relationships in glass reinforced polyamide, part 2: The effects of average fiber diameter and diameter distribution. Polymer Composites, 28 (3). pp. 331-343. ISSN 1548-0569

 Thomason, J.L. (2007) Structure-property relationships in glass-reinforced polyamide, Part 3: Effects of hydrolysis ageing on the dimensional stability and performance of short glass-fiber-reinforced polyamide 66. Polymer Composites, 28 (3). pp. 344-354. ISSN 1548-0569

 Thomason, J.L. (2007) The influence of fibre length and concentration on the properties of glass fibre reinforced polypropylene: 7. Interface strength and fibre strain in injection moulded long fibre PP at high fibre content. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 38 (1). pp. 210-216. ISSN 1359-835X

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2007) Differentiation of silane adsorption onto model E-glass surfaces from mixed solutions of amino and glycidyl silanes. In: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. VSP International Science Publishers, pp. 17-28. ISBN 978-9067-64452-5

Jones, F.R. and Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. (2007) The differential adsorption of silanes from solution onto model E-glass surfaces using high resolution XPS. In: Silanes and Other Coupling Agents. VSP International Science Publishers, pp. 29-37. ISBN 978-9067-64452-5

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2007) The interaction of amino and glycidyl silanes with E-glass surfaces. In: Silanes and other coupling agents. VSP. ISBN 978-9067-64452-5

Conferences (2007)

Liu, X.M. and Jones, F.R. and Thomason, J.L. (2007) An XPS study of organosilane and sizing adsorption on E-glass fibre surface. In: Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-16). Japan Society of Composite Materials.

Thomason, J.L. (2007) Interfaces and interfacial effects in glass reinforced thermoplastics - Keynote Presentation. In: Proceedings of the 28th Risø International Conference on Materials Science. Elsevier Science Ltd.

Thomason, J.L. (2007) Composites and the industry/university interface. In: Composite Materials for Aerospace, Defence and Security Applications, 2007-12-05, Glasgow.

Journals (2001-2006)

Thomason, J.L. (2006) Structure-property relationships in glass-reinforced polyamide, part 1: The effects of fiber content. Polymer Composites, 27 (5). pp. 552-562. ISSN 1548-0569

 Thomason, J.L. (2005) The influence of fibre length and concentration on the properties of glass fibre reinforced polypropylene: 6. The properties of injection moulded long fibre PP at high fibre content. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 36 (7). pp. 995-1003. ISSN 1359-835X

 Thomason, J.L. (2002) The influence of fibre length and concentration on the properties of glass fibre reinforced polypropylene: 5. Injection moulded long and short fibre PP. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33 (12). pp. 1641-1652. ISSN 1359-835X

 Thomason, J.L. (2002) Interfacial strength in thermoplastic composites - at last an industry friendly measurement method? Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33 (10). pp. 1283-1288. ISSN 1359-835X

 Thomason, J.L. (2002) Micromechanical parameters from macromechanical measurements on glass reinforced polypropylene. Composites Science and Technology, 62 (10-11). pp. 1455-1468. ISSN 0266-3538

 Thomason, J.L. (2002) Micromechanical parameters from macromechanical measurements on glass-reinforced polybutyleneterepthalate. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 33 (3). pp. 331-339. ISSN 1359-835X

 Thomason, J.L. and Adzima, L.J. (2002) Sizing up the interphase: An insider's guide to the science of sizing. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32 (3-4). pp. 313-321. ISSN 1359-835X

Cichocki, F.R. and Thomason, J.L. (2002) Thermoelastic anisotropy of a natural fiber. Composites Science and Technology, 62 (5). pp. 669-678. ISSN 0266-3538

 Thomason, J.L. and Kalinka, G. (2001) A technique for the measurement of reinforcement fibre tensile strength at sub-millimetre gauge lengths. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 32 (1). pp. 85-90. ISSN 1359-835X

 Thomason, J.L. (2001) Micromechanical parameters from macromechanical measurements on glass-reinforced polyamide. Composites Science and Technology, 61 (14). pp. 2007-2016. ISSN 0266-3538

Conferences (2001-2006)

Thomason, J.L. and Cichocki, F.R. (2002) Thermal anisotropy of a natural fibre. In: Proceedings of the Gordon Conference on Composites. Blackwell.

Thomason, J.L. (2001) Injection mouldable 'long' natural fibre reinforced polypropylene for automotive applications. In: Proceedings of the Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2001. SAE International.

Thomason, J.L. (2001) Interfacial strength in thermoplastic composites - at last an industry friendly measurement method? In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Interfacial Phenomena in Composite Materials (IPCM7). Butterworth-Heinemann.

Thomason, J.L. (2006) Making the University-Industry interface work. In: Ceramics and Composites Laboratory Industrial Forum Meeting, 2006-09-07, University of Sheffield. (Unpublished)

Liu, X.M. and Thomason, J.L. and Jones, F.R. (2006) Differentiation of silane adsorption onto model E-glass surfaces from mixed solutions of amino and glycidyl silanes. In: 12th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2006-08-29 - 2006-09-01, Biarritz, France.

Thomason, J.L. (2006) Structure-property relationships in glass reinforced polyamide: The effects of average fibre diameter and diameter distribution. In: 12th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 12, 2006-08-29 - 2006-09-01, Biarritz, France. (Unpublished)

Thomason, J.L. (2006) Structure-property relationships in glass reinforced polyamide - Influence of fibre length, diameter and concentration. In: 9th AVK-TV Conference, 2006-09-19 - 2006-09-20, Essen, Germany.

Thomason, J.L. (2005) Structure-property relationships of thermoplastic composites - The role of fibre reinforcement. In: Thermoplastic Composite Molding, 2005-04-28 - 2005-04-29, Ohio, USA. (Unpublished)

Liu, X.M. and Jones, F.R. and Thomason, J.L. (2005) Selective adsorption of mixed organo silenes with differing reactive groups on E-glass surfaces. In: Interfaces and Interphases in Multicomponent Materials (IIMM), 2005-09-12 - 2005-09-14, Lyon, France.

Thomason, J.L. (2004) Structure-processing-performance relationships of injection moulded thermoplastic composites at high fibre contents. In: 11th European Conference on Composite Materials, 2004-05-31 - 2004-06-03, Rhodes, Greece. (Unpublished)

Thomason, J.L. (2004) Glass fibres for composites reinforcement: a presentation on how glass fibre is manufactured. In: Seminar, University of Sheffield, 1900-01-01, Sheffield, UK.

Thomason, J.L. (2001) Structure-processing-performance relationships of thermoplastic composites for automotive applications. In: SAE World Congress 2001, 2001-03-05 - 2001-03-08, Detroit, USA.

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