Impact resistant and damage tolerant hybrid composite structures based on carbon and polyethylene fibers

A.A.J.M. Peijs, P. Catsman, R.W. Venderbosch

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Abstract

The impact performance of carbon fiber-epoxy resin laminates could be improved by hybridizing with high-performance polyethylene fiber plies. The polyethylene fiber provided an increase in elastic energy absorption capability and consequently improved damage tolerance. The highest impact values were obtained by positioning the polyethylene fiber plies at the non-impacted surface, in the tension zone of the laminate, and at a low adhesion level. The improved damage tolerance was reflected by a significant redn. in both visible and non-visible damage
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComposite strcutures : proceedings of the 6th international conference, held at Paisley College of Technology, Scotland, 9-11 September 1991
EditorsI.H. Marschall
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherElsevier Applied Science Publishers
Pages585-598
ISBN (Print)1-85166-647-8
Publication statusPublished - 1991

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