Pseudo-ductile behaviour in fibre reinforced thermoplastic angle-ply composites

Pozegic, T. R., Fotouhi, M. , Wu, X., Hartley, J. W., Wisnom, M. R. and Hamerton, I. (2020) Pseudo-ductile behaviour in fibre reinforced thermoplastic angle-ply composites. Composites Science and Technology, 197, 108261. (doi: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108261)

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Pseudo-ductile behaviour has previously been demonstrated in a [±45n]s carbon fibre composite via fibre rotation. To further develop the pseudo-ductile response, the high strain properties of the matrix should be considered to avoid strain localisation and potentially exploit strain-hardening in an amorphous thermoplastic matrix. For the first time, polycarbonate, a high strain-to-failure matrix is utilised in a pseudo-ductile composite design and compared to a high performance thermoset fibre composite containing an epoxy resin. The use of polycarbonate leads to enhanced pseudo-ductile strain (49%), longitudinal strength (24%) and apparent in-plane shear strength (26%), albeit with a reduction in elastic modulus (26%), shear chord modulus (22%) and yield strength (26%).

Item Type:Articles (Editorial)
Additional Information:This work was funded under the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant EP/I02946X/1 on High Performance Ductile Composite Technology in collaboration with Imperial College, London.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fotouhi, Dr Mohammad
Creator Roles:
Fotouhi, M.Data curation, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Pozegic, T. R., Fotouhi, M., Wu, X., Hartley, J. W., Wisnom, M. R., and Hamerton, I.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Autonomous Systems and Connectivity
Journal Name:Composites Science and Technology
ISSN (Online):1879-1050
Published Online:29 May 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Composites Science and Technology 197: 108261
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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