Interlaminar toughness of interleaved CFRP using non-woven veils: Part 2. Mode-II testing

M. Kuwata, P. J. Hogg

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    Abstract

    The objective of this research is to investigate the interlaminar toughness of CFRP by non-woven interleaf veils. Composites produced with polyester veil in the inter-ply region exhibited significant improvements in Mode-II interlaminar toughness. In contrast, carbon veil interleaved laminates had the poorest Mode-II interlaminar toughness. The mechanism of toughening under Mode-II loading would appear to be more complex, less dependent on fibre-bridging and more affected by the properties of the matrix. © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1560-1570
    Number of pages10
    JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
    Volume42
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

    Keywords

    • A. Carbon fibre
    • B. Fracture toughness
    • D. Mechanical testing
    • E. Resin transfer moulding (RTM)

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