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Glass Fiber Sheet Molding Compound /Metal Hybrid Laminates

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Title: Glass Fiber Sheet Molding Compound /Metal Hybrid Laminates

Authors: Pritesh Yeole, Georges Chahine, Romeo Fono Tamo, Brandon White, Marc Al Ghazal, Umesh Marathe, Jaydeep Kolape, Uday Vaidya

DOI: 10.33599/nasampe/c.23.0149

Abstract: Aerospace, automotive, and transportation industries are continually seeking ways to reduce structural weight thereby improving fuel efficiency and cost. Novel hybrid materials offer interesting avenues for cost, weight, and energy reduction. Hybrid composites such as the selective incorporation of metals in glass fiber composites enhance design opportunities to optimize the loading path resulting in cost and weight savings. Fiber metal laminates (FML) also offer improved impact and fire resistance. However, the FML system is restricted from widespread use due to the strict surface preparation requirement, a relatively low production rate, and the resultant weak interface. This study developed an innovative hybrid fiber metal laminate system in which glass fiber sheet molding compound (G-SMC) and metal are mechanically bonded through-thickness reinforcement. The metal surface consists of out-of-plane hooks which were acting as bonding components. Hybrid SMC-metal plaque was manufactured by compression molding at a rate of 4 minutes per plate. Optical microscopy of the samples exhibited good bonding between the glass SMC and hooks. In order to understand the delamination/failure behavior, various mechanical tests were conducted. The work is an ongoing broader study on hybrid materials in collaboration with IACMI-The Composites Institute, the University of Tennessee, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory with industry partners.

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Conference: CAMX 2023

Publication Date: 2023/10/30

SKU: TP23-0000000149

Pages: 15

Price: $30.00

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