Title: On the potential of fine steel fibres to create stiff but tough polymer composites
Authors: Mosleh, Yasmine
Van Vuure, Aart Willem
Gorbatikh, Larissa
Verpoest, Ignace
Issue Date: Jun-2012
Conference: ECCM-15, European Conference on Composite Materials edition:15 location:Venice, Italy date:24-28 June 2012
Abstract: This study investigates the impact-energy absorbing potential of steel fibre reinforced composites with different matrices. The composites were subjected to low-velocity impact using the drop-weight impact test. The interfacial adhesion strength between matrices and steel fiber was characterized by a transverse three point bending test. It was found that factors such as fibre architecture, matrix strain to failure, and the level of adhesion can play a crucial role in the absorbed energy for penetration. A cross-ply non-crimp fabric showed higher energy absorption than a plain woven fabric. Absorbed energy increased with polymer matrix strain to failure and lower fibre-matrix adhesion.
Publication status: accepted
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Structural Composites and Alloys, Integrity and Nondestructive Testing
Materials Technology TC, Campus Group T Leuven
Technologiecluster Materialentechnologie

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