Damage resistance and damage tolerance of hybrid carbon-glass laminates

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Abstract

The influence of impact energy and stacking sequence on the damage resistance and Compression After Impact (CAI) strength of Carbon and Glass Fibre Reinforced Plastic (CFRP and GFRP respectively) hybrid laminates is investigated. CAI tests demonstrate that, in comparison to fully CFRP laminates, hybrid laminates show increases in structural efficiency of up to 51% for laminates subject to a 12J impact and 41% for those subject to an 18J impact. Laminates displaying the highest stresses at failure are those that exploit stacking sequences and GFRP content to prevent delaminations from forming close to the outer surface of the laminate during impact. This favourable damage morphology inhibits both sublaminate-buckling-driven delamination propagation and anti-symmetric laminate buckling failures.
LanguageEnglish
Pages224-232
JournalComposites Part A - Applied Science and Manufacturing
Volume76
Early online date8 Jun 2015
DOIs
StatusPublished - Sep 2015

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Damage tolerance
Laminates
Carbon
Glass
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics
Delamination
Buckling
Glass fiber reinforced plastics
Impact strength
Crack propagation

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