Quasi-Static Axial Crushing of a ±45° Fiber Orientation Angle with a Different Number of Layers: Part 1, Experimental Study

Hakim S. Sultan Aljibori, Rahezar Ramle, Haidar Fadhil Abbas Al-Qrimli, W. P. Chong

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Abstract

This paper presents the effect of the number of layers (tube thickness) on the
crushing behavior, energy absorption, specific energy absorption, and failure mode of woven roving glass fiber/epoxy laminated composite tube. Experimental investigations were carried out on four different numbers of layers (4, 6, 8 and 10); composite triangular tubes subjected to axial compressive loadings. On the addition to composite tube, were fabricated and tested under the same condition in order to know the effect of the thickness
and the fiber orientation angle. The results showed that the loading carrying ability is significantly influenced by the number of layers in the axial crushing. Load–displacement curve was plotted for all the tests, thus clear comparison between different specimens was achieved. It is also found that the angle of ±45° fiber orientation could significantly relevant as a stable and effective energy absorber.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)72-84
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Scientific Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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