JMMCE  Vol.9 No.2 , February 2010
Characterization of In-Plane Mechanical Properties of Laminated Hybrid Composites
ABSTRACT
An experimental investigation was conducted to study the effect of hybrid composite specimen subjected to in-plane tensile and compressive loading. The laminated specimens in accordance with ASTM standards were fabricated using steel and nylon bi-directional mesh as reinforcements and polyester as the binder. The various volume fractions and fiber orientations were used in which the percentage of polyester (40%) was maintained constant. From the investigations it is revealed that, the specimens with higher percentage of steel sustain greater loads & also the strengths are superior in case of 0/900 oriented specimens. A relationship between the tensile/compressive strength, fiber content and orientation has been established.

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K. Satish, B. Siddeswarappa and K. Kaleemulla, "Characterization of In-Plane Mechanical Properties of Laminated Hybrid Composites," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 2, 2010, pp. 105-114. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.92009.
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