Roy, R and Sarkar, Bijit Kumar and Rana, A K and Bose, Nripati Ranjan (2001) Impact fatigue behaviour of carbon fibre-reinforced vinylester resin composites. Bulletin of Materials Science, 24 (1). 79 -86 . ISSN 0250-4707

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Two types of unidirectional carbon fibre, one of high strength (DHMS) and another of medium strength (VLMS) reinforced vinylester resin composites have been examined for their impact fatigue behaviour over 10(4) Impact cycles for the first time. The study was conducted using a pendulum type repeated impact apparatus specially designed and constructed for the purpose. A well-defined impact fatigue behaviour (S-N type curve) curve has been demonstrated. it showed a plateau region of 10-10(2) cycles immediately below the single cycle Impact strength, followed by progressive endurance with decreasing impact loads, culminating in an endurance limit at about 71% and 85% of the single impact strength for DHMS-48 and VLMS-48, respectively. Analysis of the fractured surfaces revealed primary debonding, fibre breakage and pull-out at the tensile zone of the samples and a shear mode of fracture with breakage of fibre bundles at the compressive zone of the samples. The occurrence of a few major macrocracks in the matrix with fibre breakage at the high load-low endurance region and development of multiple microcracks in the matrix, coalescing and fibre breakage at the low-load-high endurance region have been inferred to explain the fatigue behaviour of the composites examined

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Repeated Impact; Carbon Fibre; Vinylester Resin; Residual Stress; Modulus; Toughness; Impact Energy
Subjects: Processing Science
Divisions: Non-Oxide Ceramics & Composites
Depositing User: Mrs Chandana Patra
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2012 12:00
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2012 06:46

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