Grouping similar fibre types in hybrid discontinuous composite materials

James Finley, Hana Yu, Marco Longana, Soraia Pimenta, Milo S.P. Shaffer

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Abstract

A virtual testing framework and a new manufacturing process were developed to investigate how grouping similar fibre types within a hybrid discontinuous composite affects the strength and pseudo-ductility of the material. Both the experiments and modelling showed that increasing the level of random intermingling prevents large clusters of broken fibres from forming, which maximises the strength and pseudo-ductility of hybrid discontinuous composites.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 20 Aug 201725 Aug 2017

Conference

Conference21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017
CountryChina
CityXi'an
Period20/08/1725/08/17

Keywords

  • Clustering
  • Discontinuous composites
  • Hybrids
  • Pseudo-ductility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Ceramics and Composites

Cite this

Finley, J., Yu, H., Longana, M., Pimenta, S., & Shaffer, M. S. P. (2017). Grouping similar fibre types in hybrid discontinuous composite materials. Paper presented at 21st International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2017, Xi'an, China.