This study investigates the impact behavior of fiber-metal laminates (FMLs) (Carbon FMLs and Glass FMLs), which were fabricated by using high-stiffness steel, carbon prepreg, and glass prepreg through autoclave molding. The mechanical behavior of the FMLs was evaluated by performing tensile, compressive, in-plane shear, and low-velocity impact tests. Drop-weight impact tests were conducted to induce cracking of the FMLs, and the crack initiation along with crack propagation behavior of the different laminate sequences ([0/0], [0/90], [0/90/0], [90/0/90] and [0/90/90/0]) were also studied. The results show that the fabricated FMLs have higher strength and stiffness than conventional FMLs. Their impact strengths increased, and weights decreased simultaneously. The absorption energy was proportional to the crack length that was induced by the low-velocity impact. Moreover, it was found that the fiber orientation mainly affected the direction of crack propagation in the FMLs. This investigation facilitates the design of high-stiffness and lightweight FMLs for automotive parts.
Composite Structures – Elsevier
Published: Apr 1, 2018
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