Hybrid composites based on polyethylene and carbon fibres. Part 2: Influence of composition and adhesion level of polyethylene fibers on mechanical properties

A.A.J.M. Peijs, P. Catsman, L.E. Govaert, P.J. Lemstra

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Abstract

Combining high performance polyethylene (HP-PE) and carbon fibres as reinforcing elements in so-called hybrid composite structures results in a unique class of structural materials possessing high damping and impact resistance. Mechanical properties of unidirectional HP-PE/carbon-epoxy hybrids have been studied, emphasizing basic mechanical characterization such as tensile, compressive and shear strength, initial as well as long-term modulus, vibrational damping and impact response. This paper describes the influence of overall composition and adhesion level of the HP-PE fibres on the mechanical properties of such hybrids.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-521
JournalComposites
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

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