Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite

Ermias G. Koricho, Anton Khomenko, Mahmoodul Haq, Lawrence T. Drzal, Giovanni Belingardi, Brunetto Martorana

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    Abstract

    Efficient crashworthiness of composite materials is one of the fundamental issues in design of lightweight vehicles to provide high amount of energy absorption, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, fuel cost, and to achieve consolidation of multiple components. In this paper, the impact behavior of hybrid nano-/micro-modified composite laminates was investigated. The laminates used were symmetric Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP) intended for automotive applications. The hybrid nano-/micro fillers were chosen based on their individual and synergistic benefits/contributions during impact loading conditions. Impact testing at particular energy level was performed using drop-weight impact tests (DWIT). The impact response was evaluated in terms of damage progression by visual observations of the impacted specimens, evolution of the peak force and of the bending stiffness with corresponding absorbed energy. Additionally, the damaged specimens were inspected using dye penetration method. Experimental results revealed that the impact response of GFRP varied based on the type and concentration of the filler. Initial results show that the damage resistance is affected by the unique phenomena caused by the presence of micro-/nano-fillers. A better understanding of these phenomena and their contributions is essential for design of resulting structural components.

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationCAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.
    PublisherThe Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX)
    StatePublished - 2014
    EventComposites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation., CAMX 2014 - Orlando, United States
    Duration: Oct 13 2014Oct 16 2014

    Other

    OtherComposites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation., CAMX 2014
    CountryUnited States
    CityOrlando
    Period10/13/1410/16/14

    Profile

    Glass fiber reinforced plastics
    Fillers
    Composite materials
    Laminates
    Impact testing
    Crashworthiness
    Energy absorption
    Gas emissions
    Greenhouse gases
    Consolidation
    Electron energy levels
    Coloring Agents
    Stiffness
    Costs
    Dyes

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Materials Science(all)

    Cite this

    Koricho, E. G., Khomenko, A., Haq, M., Drzal, L. T., Belingardi, G., & Martorana, B. (2014). Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite. In CAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX).

    Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite. / Koricho, Ermias G.; Khomenko, Anton; Haq, Mahmoodul; Drzal, Lawrence T.; Belingardi, Giovanni; Martorana, Brunetto.

    CAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), 2014.

    Research output: ResearchConference contribution

    Koricho, EG, Khomenko, A, Haq, M, Drzal, LT, Belingardi, G & Martorana, B 2014, Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite. in CAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation., CAMX 2014, Orlando, United States, 10/13/14.
    Koricho EG, Khomenko A, Haq M, Drzal LT, Belingardi G, Martorana B. Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite. In CAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). 2014.
    Koricho, Ermias G. ; Khomenko, Anton ; Haq, Mahmoodul ; Drzal, Lawrence T. ; Belingardi, Giovanni ; Martorana, Brunetto. / Influence of hybrid (micro- and nano-) fillers on quasi-static and impact response of GFRP composite. CAMX 2014 - Composites and Advanced Materials Expo: Combined Strength. Unsurpassed Innovation.. The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX), 2014.
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