Low Velocity Impact and Post Impact Tensile Properties of Plain Weave Woven GFRP Composite Laminates
M. A. Kounain1, F. Al-Sulaiman2, Z. Khan3

1M. A. Kounain, Technology Transfer, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Office, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.
2F. Al-Sulaiman, CEO, National Company of Mechanical Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
3Z. Khan, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Manuscript received on 15 December 2015 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 December 2015 | Manuscript Published on 30 December 2015 | PP: 92-100 | Volume-5 Issue-2, December 2015 | Retrieval Number: B4369125215/15©BEIESP
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Abstract: Instrumented drop weight impact tests at different impact energies were performed to investigate the effect of ply stacking sequence and thickness in plain weave glass fiber reinforced composite laminates with 0º and 0/90º ply orientations. Post impact tensile tests were performed to predict the residual strength of the material. It was found that the stacking sequence did not significantly affect the impact behavior of the composite laminates. The peak load increased with increase in the number of plies. Residual tensile strength, strain at failure and elastic modulus of the laminates decreased with the increase in the impact energy due to increase in the impact damage area.
Keywords: GFRP Laminates, Low Velocity Impact, Post Impact Tensile Properties

Scope of the Article: IoT