Taking advantage of the hybrid effect in thin-ply pseudo-ductile laminates

Michael R. Wisnom, Gergely Czél, Jonathan D. Fuller, Meisam Jalalvand

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Abstract

Hybrid laminates and angle-ply laminates with thin unidirectional carbon plies have been shown to give a pseudo-ductile response with more gradual failure than conventional composites. This paper shows the effect of ply thickness on tensile strength. Significant enhancements to the failure strain are demonstrated in glass-carbon hybrid composites, in hybrids with different grades of carbon fibre and in carbon fibre laminates combining 0° and angle plies. In addition to providing pseudo-ductility, these laminates therefore enable greater advantage to be taken of the intrinsic properties of the materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Bavaria
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2016
Event17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 26 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2016
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period26/06/1630/06/16

Keywords

  • hybrid effect
  • pseudo-ductility
  • tensile failure
  • thin plies

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    Wisnom, M. R., Czél, G., Fuller, J. D., & Jalalvand, M. (2016). Taking advantage of the hybrid effect in thin-ply pseudo-ductile laminates. In ECCM 2016 - Proceeding of the 17th European Conference on Composite Materials Augsburg, Bavaria.