Impact Properties of Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Polymer Composite Laminates
Mohd Fadzli Bin Ismail1, Aidah Jumahat2
1Mohd Fadzli Ismail*, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology MARA, Cawangan Johor, Pasir Gudang, Johor, Malaysia.
2Aidah Jumahat, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Technology MARA, Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Manuscript received on December 13, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 2763-2766 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C9206019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C9206.019320
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Abstract: The increasing demand for high-strength light-weight fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials has driven the researchers to further innovate and introduce hybrid reinforcement materials. The usage of hybrid FRP composite laminates in structural industries is still new and limited research has been reported in this area. Thus, this research is aimed to determine the impact properties of hybrid FRP composite laminate. The impact tests were carried out on three types of FRP composite laminates, i.e. Carbon, Glass and Hybrid, in order to determine the impact properties of the materials. The composite laminates were prepared using hot pressing method. It was found that the hybrid FRP composite laminate exhibited better impact properties with 13% higher specific energy absorption when compared to the neat carbon FRP composite laminate. The impact test on hybrid FRP composite laminate recorded higher peak force, deflection at peak force and energy absorbed values of 109%, 71% and 25% respectively, when compared to the neat CFRP composite laminate.
Keywords: Impact Properties, Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer, Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer, Hybrid Fibre Reinforced Polymer
Scope of the Article: Composite Materials