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Comparative evaluation of solid and hollow S2 glass fibre epoxy laminates

Boniface, L, Foreman, A and Hitchen, S (1998) Comparative evaluation of solid and hollow S2 glass fibre epoxy laminates PLASTICS RUBBER AND COMPOSITES PROCESSING AND APPLICATIONS, 27 (5). pp. 234-239.

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The tensile and compressive mechanical performance of a range of unidirectional and +/-45 degrees/0 degrees laminates, based on solid and hollow glass fibres, has been compared in terms of absolute and specific values (i.e. property normalised by the laminate density). The damage tolerance of both systems during impact loading has also been established. The use of hollow glass fibres lends to reductions in laminate density of up to 23% compared with solid fibre constructions. Although the absolute values of mechanical properties are lower for the hollow fibre materials (with the exception of compressive failure strain), normalised properties compare more favourably, especially in compression. It is confirmed that materials utilising hollow fibres for reinforcement have considerable potential for applications in which weight saving is important, without significant reduction in mechanical properties relative to solid fibre materials.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Foreman, A
Hitchen, S
Date : 1 January 1998
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Physical Sciences, Materials Science, Composites, Polymer Science, Materials Science
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:51
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:58

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