Flexural Properties of Glass Fiber/Thermoplastic Composites Reinforced with Metal Mesh Layers

Shafqat Rasool*, Harald Bersee, Adriaan Beukers , Tahira Ahmad

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Abstract

In this paper, the flexural properties of glass fiber reinforced polymer composites with metal mesh layers were investigated. Two thermoplastic polymers, polyetherimide (PEI) and polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) were used as the matrix. Stainless steel was chosen as the mesh material due to its excellent strength and stiffness properties. The position of the metal mesh within the laminate stack was varied and the effect on the flexural properties and damage mechanisms was compared to that of the plain laminate. Placement of the mesh in the middle of the laminate led to the greatest improvement in flexural properties for the PEI laminates with an increase in specific flexural stress and strain of over 11% in both cases. However, the same case was not found for the PPS laminates and this was attributed to the poor adhesion between the PPS and the metal mesh.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 16th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference,10th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 9th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, 4th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialists Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc. (AIAA)
ISBN (Electronic)9781600869938
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 14 Jun 2012
Event49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 16th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference,10th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 9th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, 4th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialists Conference - Schaumburg, United States
Duration: 7 Apr 200810 Apr 2008

Conference

Conference49th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference, 16th AIAA/ASME/AHS Adaptive Structures Conference,10th AIAA Non-Deterministic Approaches Conference, 9th AIAA Gossamer Spacecraft Forum, 4th AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Specialists Conference
CountryUnited States
CitySchaumburg
Period7/04/0810/04/08

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