Dynamic Fracture Toughness Behaviour of CFRP-Foam-CFRP Sandwich Composite and Particles Filled Hybrid Glass Fiber Cloth, Graphene Nanoplates Coated Glass Fiber Strand Composite Materials under Low Impact Velocity
- V. K. Srivastava
The main objective of the present study is to investigate the dynamic fracture toughness behaviors of CFRP-Foam-CFRP sandwich composite of V-notched through -thickness, surface, and un-notched specimens under Izod, and Charpy impact tests. The sandwich composite structures are made of cross-plied carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) composite faces with polyurethane foam core. CFRP composites are used to combine the upper face and the lower face through the core in stitched sandwich structures. Compressive strength of weight drop impact perforated and un-perforated sandwich composite specimens are measured from a universal testing machine. Also, particles (Al2O3, CNTs, and cement) filled glass fiber cloth and graphene nanoplates coated glass fiber strands reinforced polymer hybrid composite are fabricated for V-notched, un-notched Izod impact and Charpy impact tests. The results show that weight drop impact energy is lower than the Izod impact energy but higher than the Charpy impact energy, whereas the dynamic fracture toughness of Izod impact energy is more than the Charpy and weight drop impact energy due to geometry of impactor and sandwich specimen. However energy and dynamic fracture toughness of Al2O3, CNTs, and Cement filled un-notched hybrid composites higher than the notched hybrid composites under Izod Impact. The dynamic fracture toughness and energy of CNTs filled hybrid composites is higher than the sandwich composites, Al2O3, and Cement filled hybrid composites under Charpy Impact.
- John MartinEditorial Assistant