Impact Energy Absorption Capacity of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix (FRP) Composites

Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences, CD-ROM. ISSN: 1943-6114: 09(01):211–220 (2016)

10 Pages Posted: 13 Jul 2017

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Cagri Uzay

Çukurova University

Mete Boztepe

Çukurova University

Necdet Geren

Çukurova University

Date Written: May 20, 2016

Abstract

Fiber reinforced polymer matrix (FRP) composites have emerged as a major class of structural materials and have significant potential use as substitution for metals in aerospace, marine, automotive, and other industries such as architectural structures. In this study, the impact energy absorption capacities of various FRP composites were investigated. The experimental studies were performed with production of specimens followed by subjecting them to the Charpy impact test. The laminated composite plates were fabricated with hand lay-up vacuum bagging method by using woven glass fabric plies, chopped glass fiber and woven carbon fiber plies respectively. Combinations of different fiber layers were also produced in order to see the improvement of hybrid effect on impact energy. The test specimens were also subjected to post curing treatment process to analyze the effect of post curing temperature under impact loading. The absorbed energy of each FRP composite was determined by the Charpy impact test according to ISO 179-1:2000 Standard dimensions and their impact strength values were calculated. Lastly, relative comparison of specimens’ energy absorption capabilities was introduced to find out better combination of laminated composite structure.

Keywords: Laminated composites, Fiber reinforced polymer matrix, the Charpy test, Impact strength, Post curing

Suggested Citation

Uzay, Cagri and Boztepe, Mete and Geren, Necdet, Impact Energy Absorption Capacity of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Matrix (FRP) Composites (May 20, 2016). Conference of the International Journal of Arts & Sciences, CD-ROM. ISSN: 1943-6114: 09(01):211–220 (2016), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2782304

Cagri Uzay (Contact Author)

Çukurova University ( email )

Saricam ilcesi
Balcali
Adana, 01330
Turkey

Mete Boztepe

Çukurova University

Saricam ilcesi
Balcali
Adana, 01330
Turkey

Necdet Geren

Çukurova University

Saricam ilcesi
Balcali
Adana, 01330
Turkey

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