Hybrid composites based on polyethylene and carbon fibres : Part 5: Energy absorption under quasi-static crash conditions

A.A.J.M. Peijs, E.J. Klinken, van

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Abstract

The crush performance of tubes from epoxy resin composite with intermingled high-performance polyethylene (I) fiber-carbon fiber hybrid with a const. fiber orientation, was studied. The sp. crush stress, being the sustained crush stress divided by the tube d., was used for sp. energy absorption comparison between 2 hybrid composites contg. 55 and 77% I fibers. The overall results showed that the post-crush structural integrity of carbon fiber-epoxy resin composite tubes can be improved significantly by hybridization with I fibers. However, no hybrid effect was obsd. with respect to sp. energy absorption due to a linear redn. in crush load with increasing amt. of I fibers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)520-522
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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