Exploring the tensile response in small carbon fibre composite bundles

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Title: Exploring the tensile response in small carbon fibre composite bundles
Authors: Anthony, DB
Grail, G
Bismarck, A
Shaffer, M
Robinson, P
Pimenta, P
Item Type: Conference Paper
Abstract: Small composite bundles, AS4 carbon fibre epoxy, with a restricted number of reinforcing fibres, ca. 20, showed a progressive failure when tested in tension. In-situ acoustic emission observations under tensile load reveal that numerous fibres fail before ultimate failure of the small composite bundle, suggesting that isolated and individual fibre failures occur without compromising the integrity of the neighboring fibres or the small composite bundle’s overall mechanical performance. The average strength of the carbon fibres in small composite bundles was 9.6% higher than in standard lab-scale composite specimens using the same fibre type.
Issue Date: 27-Jun-2016
Date of Acceptance: 21-Apr-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/34484
ISBN: 978-3-00-053387-7
Journal / Book Title: ECCM17 - 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
Copyright Statement: © The Authors
Sponsor/Funder: Engineering & Physical Science Research Council (E
Funder's Grant Number: AERO/RB1527
Conference Name: ECCM17 - 17th European Conference on Composite Materials
Start Date: 2016-06-27
Finish Date: 2016-06-30
Conference Place: Munich, Germany
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Engineering
Chemical Engineering

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