Effect of ply thickness and cooling rate on damage in thermoplastic cross-ply laminates

Husam Wafai, Gilles Lubineau, Arief Yudhanto, Matthieu Mulle, W. Schijve, N. Verghese

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In this work we look at the effect of constraint ratio (geometrical factor) and cooling rate (material properties factor) on mechanical behavior and damage of cross-ply laminates made of impact-resistant Polypropylene Copolymer reinforced with continuous E-glass fibers. Two types of tensile testing were implemented: direct and load-unload. Macroscopic mechanical behavior was observed in terms of Stress-Strain relation and compared for three constraint ratios and two cooling rates.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2015
PublisherInternational Committee on Composite MaterialsM.Wisnom@bristol.ac.uk
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to thank the Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for funding this research and providing the tape material to make the laminates, in addition to their scientific support. Also we thank the staff of CoreLabs in KAUST for their support in running characterization tests.


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