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FORMING ANALYSIS OF SELF-REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE BASED COMPOSITE-ALUMINIUM HYBRID STRUCTURES

Sivakumar, Dhar Malingam (2012) FORMING ANALYSIS OF SELF-REINFORCED POLYPROPYLENE BASED COMPOSITE-ALUMINIUM HYBRID STRUCTURES. In: 3rd International Conference on Engineering and ICT (ICEI2012), 4 – 5 April 2012, Melaka, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This study investigates the formability of hybrid structures made of self reinforced polypropylene and aluminium also known as Fibre-Metal Laminates (FML). Comparisons between FML and monolithic aluminium revealed that FML possess better formability characteristics than monolithic aluminium. Moreover FML gives a 27% weight reduction compared to monolithic aluminium. Comparison between FML and monolithic aluminium surface strain results show FML system having a more uniform strain distribution further enhancing the quality of the final part using this class of material. Furthermore the work required to form FML is 30% less than for monolithic aluminium. The experimental results obtained in the present study shows FML systems have the potential to be adapted to high volume production technique of stamp forming.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering > Department of Structure and Materials
Depositing User: Dr Sivakumar Dhar Malingam
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 03:04
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 02:40
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/4173

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