Compressive Behaviour of Unidirectional Glass/Carbon Hybrid Laminates

  • G. Kretsis
  • F. Matthews
  • J. Morton
  • G. Davies

Abstract

Experimental data on the compressive strength of glass carbon hybrids are presented. Carbon/glass ratios of 0, 12.5, 25, 37.5, 50, 75 and 100% were tested in 1 and 2mm thick unidirectional laminates. It was found that lower strength was obtained with carbon plies on the surface of the specimen. 8-ply were found to be stronger than 16-ply specimens, a result confirmed by a finite element investigation of the specimen stress distribution. The rule of mixtures was found to give a good estimate for hybrid modulus, provided the stiffness of the constituents was taken at the appropriate strain level.

Keywords

Compression Strength Finite Element Study Potassium Chloride Solution Hybrid Laminate Hybrid Specimen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kretsis
    • 1
  • F. Matthews
    • 1
  • J. Morton
    • 2
  • G. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AeronauticsImperial collegeLondonEngland
  2. 2.E.S.M. Department College of EngineeringVirginia Poly Institute & State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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