On the Potential of Fine Steel Fibres to Create Stiff but Tough Polymer Composites

Yasmine Mosleh, Aart Willem Van Vuure, Sophie Vandewalle, Larissa Gorbatikh, Ignaas Verpoest

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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.

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
EventECCM15 - 15th European Conference on Composite Materials - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Conference

ConferenceECCM15 - 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Period24/06/1228/06/12

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    Mosleh, Y., Van Vuure, A. W., Vandewalle, S., Gorbatikh, L., & Verpoest, I. (2012). On the Potential of Fine Steel Fibres to Create Stiff but Tough Polymer Composites. Paper presented at ECCM15 - 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, .