Tensile And Impact Properties Of Cost-Effective Hybrid Fiber Metal Laminate Sandwich Structures

Dhar Malingam, Sivakumar and Ng, Lin Feng and Subramaniam, Kathiravan and Ab Ghani, Ahmad Fuad and Jumaat, Faizal Azli (2017) Tensile And Impact Properties Of Cost-Effective Hybrid Fiber Metal Laminate Sandwich Structures. Advances in Polymer Technology, 37 (7). pp. 2385-2393. ISSN 0730-6679

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Hybrid composite materials, which combine two or more types of fiber in a single matrix, have currently drawn the interest of researchers. This research investigates the tensile and impact properties of hybrid kenaf/glass reinforced metal laminates (FMLs) with different fiber orientations and stacking configurations. FMLs were formed by sandwiching the annealed aluminum 5052 sheets to the composite laminates using hot press molding compression technique. The tensile test was performed at a quasi-static rate of 2 mm/min with reference to ASTM E8 whereas Charpy impact test was conducted using impact pendulum tester according to ASTM E23. Results showed that improvement in tensile and impact strength was observed in hybrid FMLs compared to kenaf fiber reinforced FMLs. Fiber orientation of ±45° reduced the tensile strength but increased the impact strength of FMLs in comparison with fiber orientation of 0°/90°. Overall, hybrid FMLs incorporated with a fiber stacking sequence of glass/kenaf/glass showed superior characteristic in tensile and impact performance.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiber metal laminates, Hybrid composites, Impact properties, Kenaf fibers, Tensile properties, Thermoplastic
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Mohd Hannif Jamaludin
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 03:14
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2023 11:00
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/20958
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