Forming Analysis Of Self-Reinforced Polypropylene Based Composite-Aluminium Hybrid Structures

D., Sugumar and KalyanaSundaram, Shankar (2012) Forming Analysis Of Self-Reinforced Polypropylene Based Composite-Aluminium Hybrid Structures. In: 3rd International Conference on Engineering & ICT (ICEI 2012) , 4-6 April 2012, Mahkota Hotel, Melaka. (Submitted)

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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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polypropylene, Thermoplastics
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Manufacturing Design
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Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2017 08:09
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2017 08:09
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/20137
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