The fracture properties of environmentally-friendly fibre metal laminates

Kuan, H.T.N and Cantwell, W.J and Hazizan, M.D and Santulli, C. (2011) The fracture properties of environmentally-friendly fibre metal laminates. Journal of Reinforced Plastics & Composites, 30 (6). pp. 499-508.

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The tensile and impact properties of environmental-friendly composites and FMLs have been investigated. Of the four composites investigated here, a SRPP composite offered superior properties to basalt-, flax-, and hemp fiber-reinforced PP composites. Adding aluminum layers to the outer surfaces of the composites resulted in a significant enhancement in the tensile and impact properties of the laminates. The tensile strength and modulus properties of the FMLs obey a rule of mixtures approach, suggesting that simple procedures can be used to design these hybrid systems. Under low-velocity impact loading, the SRPP, and its associated FML, offered the highest resistance to perforation, as a result of gross plastic deformation in the composite and metal plies. A semi-empirical model, previously employed to characterize metal plates, was used to characterize the low-velocity impact response of the laminates investigated here. The model was capable of predicting the trends in the experimental data with reasonable success. This evidence suggests that environmental-friendly fiber-based FMLs offer significant potential for use in engineering applications.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, (UNIMAS)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Engineering, UNIMAS, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, FML, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, IPTA, education
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2014 08:49
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2015 08:11

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