Compression and buckling after impact response of resin-infused thermoplastic and thermoset 3D woven composites

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Shah, S.Z.H, Megat-Yusoff, P.S.M, Karuppanan, S, Choudhry, Rizwan Saeed, Din, I.U, Othman, A.R, Sharp, K and Gerard, P 2020. Compression and buckling after impact response of resin-infused thermoplastic and thermoset 3D woven composites. Composites Part B: Engineering. 207, p. 108592. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108592
AuthorsShah, S.Z.H, Megat-Yusoff, P.S.M, Karuppanan, S, Choudhry, Rizwan Saeed, Din, I.U, Othman, A.R, Sharp, K and Gerard, P
Abstract

Damage tolerance of a unique resin-infused thermoplastic (Elium) 3D fibre-reinforced composite (3D-FRC) is compared with the conventional resin-infused thermoset (Epoxy) 3D-FRC using compression after impact (CAI) tests and finite element simulations. Higher damage tolerance is demonstrated for the thermoplastic 3D-FRC as its CAI failure strength and CAI stiffness is nearly insensitive to the impact energy levels and subsequent damage, while in contrast, both these properties for the thermoset 3D-FRC get compromised significantly. The buckling performance shows a gradual, almost linear, reduction in critical buckling (44.5% reduction in 0–100 J) for the thermoplastic 3D-FRC. In comparison, the thermoset 3D-FRC shows a much steeper drop in critical buckling, which becomes more pronounced for the higher impact energy cases (84.5% reduction in 0–100 J). It is postulated that the local plastic deformation of the thermoplastic matrix at the impact site as well as better interfacial adhesion is responsible for its better damage tolerance.

KeywordsCompression after impact (CAI); Thermoplastic; Thermoset; Damage tolerance; Buckling; 3D composite
Year2020
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Journal citation207, p. 108592
PublisherElsevier
ISSN13598368
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2020.108592
Web address (URL)http://hdl.handle.net/10545/625576
hdl:10545/625576
Publication dates29 Dec 2020
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Deposited01 Feb 2021, 11:33
Accepted18 Dec 2020
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ContributorsUniversiti Teknologi PETRONAS, 32610, Bandar Seri Iskandar, Perak, Malaysia, University of Derby, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan, TexTech Industries, Inc, 1 City Center, Portland, ME, USA and ARKEMA, Groupement de Recherche de Lacq, F-64170, Lacq, France
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