It had become clear that fatigue in the fibre-reinforced metal laminates was a delicate process. Evidently, loads from the cracking metal layers were transmitted via the adhesive to the fibres, thus unloading the metal layers and ...
Author: Ad Vlot
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Fibre metal laminates were developed at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, from the beginning of the 1980s. This is a new family of hybrid materials consisting of thin metal layers bonded together by fibres embedded in an adhesive. As a result of this build-up, fibre metal laminates possess a mixture of the characteristics of both metals and composite materials. Initial development led to the `Arall' variant using aramid fibres, which was first applied on the C-17 military transport aircraft around 1990. Large-scale application became possible with a variant using glass fibres, dubbed `Glare', which was selected for the Airbus A380 super jumbo in 2001. This is the first book to discuss these new materials and it deals mostly with Glare. It covers most of the relevant aspects of the materials, from static mechanical properties, fatigue and impact to design, production and maintenance of aircraft structures. This book contains the basic information on these new materials necessary for engineers and aircraft operators alike.
Frizzell RM, McCarthy CT, McCarthy MA (2008) An experimental investigation into the progression of damage in pin-loaded fibre metal laminates. Compos B 39:907–925 12. Yamada T, Nakatani H, Ogihara S (2011) Evaluation of bearing damage ...
Author: René Alderliesten
This book contributes to the field of hybrid technology, describing the current state of knowledge concerning the hybrid material concept of laminated metallic and composite sheets for primary aeronautical structural applications. It is the only book to date on fatigue and fracture of fibre metal laminates (FMLs). The first section of the book provides a general background of the FML technology, highlighting the major FML types developed and studied over the past decades in conjunction with an overview of industrial developments based on filed patents. In turn, the second section discusses the mechanical response to quasi-static loading, together with the fracture phenomena during quasi-static and cyclic loading. To consider the durability aspects related to strength justification and certification of primary aircraft structures, the third section discusses thermal aspects related to FMLs and their mechanical response to various environmental and acoustic conditions.
IMPACT DAMAGE RESISTANCE AND DAMAGE TOLERANCE OF FIBRE METAL LAMINATES A. Vlot , R.S. Fredell Delft University of Technology Faculty of Aerospace Engineering P.O. Box 5058 , 2600 GB Delft , The Netherlands ABSTRACT Low velocity and high ...
Author: Antonio Miravete
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Volume 6: Composites Properties and Applications
The prediction of tensile failure in titanium-based thermoplastic fibre-metal laminates. Compos SciTechnol 2006;66:2306e16.  Arju SN, Afsar AM, Khan MA, Das DK. Effects of jute fabric structures on the performance of jute-reinforced ...
Author: Mohammad Jawaid
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Mechanical and Physical Testing of Biocomposites, Fibre-Reinforced Composites and Hybrid Composites covers key aspects of fracture and failure in natural/synthetic fiber reinforced polymer based composite materials, ranging from crack propagation, to crack growth, and from notch-size effect, to damage-tolerant design. Topics of interest include mechanical properties, such as tensile, flexural, compression, shear, impact, fracture toughness, low and high velocity impact, and anti-ballistic properties of natural fiber, synthetic fibers and hybrid composites materials. It also covers physical properties, such as density, water absorption, thickness swelling, and void content of composite materials fabricated from natural or synthetic materials. Written by leading experts in the field, and covering composite materials developed from different natural fibers and their hybridization with synthetic fibers, the book's chapters provide cutting-edge, up-to-date research on the characterization, analysis and modelling of composite materials. Contains contributions from leading experts in the field Discusses recent progress on failure analysis, SHM, durability, life prediction and the modelling of damage in natural fiber-based composite materials Covers experimental, analytical and numerical analysis Provides detailed and comprehensive information on mechanical properties, testing methods and modelling techniques
 A. Asundi, A.Y. Choi, Fiber metal laminates: an advanced material for future aircraft, J. Mater. Process. Technol. 63 (1–3) (1997) 384–394.  S. Krishnakumar, Fiber metal laminates—the synthesis of metals and composites, Mater.
Author: Vadim Silberschmidt
Dynamic Deformation, Damage and Fracture in Composite Materials and Structures, Second Edition reviews various aspects of dynamic deformation, damage and fracture, mostly in composite laminates and sandwich structures, and in a broad range of application areas including aerospace, automotive, defense and sports engineering. This book examines low- and high-velocity loading and assesses shock, blast and penetrative events, and has been updated to cover important new developments such as the use of additive manufacturing to produce composites, including fiber-reinforced ones. New microstructural, experimental, theoretical, and numerical studies with advanced tools are included as well. The book also features four new chapters covering topics such as dynamic delamination, dynamic deformation and fracture in 3D-printed composites, ballistic impacts with fragmenting projectiles, and the effect of multiple impacting. Examines dynamic deformation and fracture of composite materials, covering experimental, analytical and numerical aspects Features four new chapters covering topics such as dynamic interfacial fracture, fracture in 3D-printed composites, ballistic impacts with fragmenting projectiles, and the effect of multiple impacting Addresses important application areas such as aerospace, automotive, wind energy, defense and sports
 M. Sadighi, T. P ̈arn ̈anen, R.C. Alderliesten, M. Sayeaftabi, R. Benedictus, Experimental and numerical investigation of metal type and thickness effects on the impact resistance of fiber metal laminates, Appl. Compos. Mater.
Author: Jiping Bai
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Advanced Fibre-reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites for Structural Applications, Second Edition provides updates on new research that has been carried out on the use of FRP composites for structural applications. These include the further development of advanced FRP composites materials that achieve lighter and stronger FRP composites, how to enhance FRP integrated behavior through matrix modification, along with information on pretension treatments and intelligence technology. The development of new technology such as automated manufacturing and processing of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites have played a significant role in optimizing fabrication processing and matrix formation. In this new edition, all chapters have been brought fully up-to-date to take on the key aspects mentioned above. The book's chapters cover all areas relevant to advanced FRP composites, from the material itself, its manufacturing, properties, testing and applications in structural and civil engineering. Applications span from civil engineering, to buildings and the energy industry. Covers all areas relevant to advanced FRP composites, from the material itself, its manufacturing, properties, testing and applications in structural engineering Features new manufacturing techniques, such as automated fiber placement and 3D printing of composites Includes various applications, such as prestressed-FRP, FRP made of short fibers, continuous structural health monitoring using advanced optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG), durability of FRP-strengthened structures, and the application of carbon nano-tubes or platelets for enhancing durability of FRP-bonded structures
de Boer, T. 2001. Next generation fibre metal laminates. In: Vlot, A. and Gunnink, J. W. (eds.) Fibre Metal Laminates: An Introduction. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. de Jong, T. 2004. Forming of laminates.
Author: P Camanho
The growing use of composites over metals for structural applications has made a thorough understanding of the behaviour of composite joints in various applications essential for engineers, but has also presented them with a new set of problems. Composite joints and connections addresses these differences and explores the design, modelling and testing of bonded and bolted joints and connections. Part one discusses bolted joints whilst part two examines bonded joints. Chapters review reinforcement techniques and applications for composite bolted and bonded joints and investigate the causes and effects of fatigue and stress on both types of joint in various applications and environments. Topics in part one include metal hybridization, glass-reinforced aluminium (GLARE), hybrid fibre metal laminates (FML), glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) and carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. Topics in part two include calculation of strain energy release rates, simulating fracture and fatigue failure using cohesive zone models, marine and aerospace applications, advanced modelling, stress analysis of bonded patches and scarf repairs. Composite joints and connections is a valuable reference for composite manufacturers and composite component fabricators, the aerospace, automotive, shipbuilding and civil engineering industries and for anyone involved in the joining and repair of composite structures. Explores the design, modelling and testing of bonded and bolted joints and connections Reviews reinforcement techniques and applications for composite bolted and bonded joints Investigates the causes and effects of fatigue and stress on bolted and bonded joints in various applications and environments
ABSTRACT Fibre - metal laminates ( FMLs ) are structural composites designed aiming to produce a damage- tolerant and high strength material . Their application in aeronautical structures demands a deep knowledge of a wide set of ...
Author: J. Loughlan
Publisher: CRC Press
This volume contains the papers presented at the Fourth International Conference of Thin-Walled Structures (ICTWS4), and contains 110 papers which, collectively, provide a comprehensive state-of-the-art review of the progress made in research, development and manufacture in recent years in thin-walled structures. The presentations at the conference have representation form 35 different countries and their topical areas of interest include Aeroelactic response and structural-acoustic coupling, Aerospace structures, Analysis, design and manufacture, Cold-formed structures, Cyclic loading, Dynamic loading, crushing and energy absorption, Fatigue, fracture and damage tolerance, Plates, stiffened panels and plated structures, Polymer matrix composite members, Sandwich structures, Shell structures, Thin-walled beams and columns and Vibrational response.The range of applications of thin-walled structures has become increasingly diverse with a considerable deployment of thin-walled structural elements and systems being found in a wide range of areas within Aeronautical, Automotive, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical and Offshore Engineering fields. This volume is an extremely useful reference volume for researchers and designers working within a wide range of engineering disciplines towards the design, development and manufacture of efficient thin-walled structural systems.
 J.F. Guillen, W.J. Cantwell, The influence of cooling rate on the fracture properties of a thermoplastic- based fibre-metal-laminates, J. Reinf. Plast. Compos. 21 (8) (2002) 749e772.  G.S. Langdon, W.J. Cantwell, G.N. Nurick, ...
Author: P. E. Irving
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing
Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry, Second Edition, summarizes the latest research and developments on the design, manufacture and performance of composite components for aerospace structures. Sections cover the modeling, structure and behavior of 2D and 3D woven composites, the manufacture processes used for composite materials and components, buckling and compressive strength of laminates and manufacturing defects in composite materials, aspects of composite performance in aerospace structural design, including chapters on modeling stiffness and strength of structural elements, fatigue under uniaxial and multiaxial loads, fracture mechanics, impact strength and fatigue, crashworthiness, design and failure analysis of bolted joints, and much more. This updated edition is an essential reference resource for engineers, scientists and designers working in the development of composite materials in aerospace applications. Presents detailed discussions on the design, modeling and analysis of conventional and advanced polymer composites used in aerospace applications Provides an in-depth understanding of the performance parameters of aerospace composites, such as strength, stiffness and fatigue, impact and blast resistance Includes significant developments that have occurred since 2015 (in production and manufacturing, fatigue modeling, test standards, adhesive bonding and repair and service techniques) Features a brand new section on design applications, including helicopter components, fixed wing landing gear, aircraft wings and fuselage