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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2017, Article ID 9523174, 7 pages
Research Article

Study on the Effect of Different Fe2O3/ZrO2 Ratio on the Properties of Silicate Glass Fibers

1International Institute for Urban Systems Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
2National & Local Joint Engineering Research Center of “Basalt Fiber Production and Application”, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Zhishen Wu; nc.ude.ues@uwsz

Received 14 April 2017; Accepted 21 August 2017; Published 28 September 2017

Academic Editor: Belal F. Yousif

Copyright © 2017 Jianxun Liu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A series of silicate glass fibers with different ratios of Fe2O3/ZrO2 were prepared, and their corrosion resistance, mass loss, and strength loss were characterized. The crystallization and melting properties of the fibers were analyzed by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), high temperature viscometer, and high temperature microscope. The results show that the deformation temperature, sphere temperature, hemisphere temperature, and crystallization temperature of the fiber initially decrease and then increase with the increase of Fe2O3/ZrO2 ratio, while the molding temperature decreases with the increase of the ratio of Fe2O3/ZrO2. When the ratio is close to 1 : 1, its alkali resistance is almost same as that of AR-glass fiber, and the drawing process performance is better. However, with the increase of the ratio, its alkali resistance continues to decline and the poor wire drawing performance is not conducive to the drawing operation.