Toughness Properties of Basalt/Carbon Fiber Hybrid Composites
Basalt fiber and carbon fiber hybrid with alternate stacking sequences reinforced epoxy composites have been developed to improve the toughness properties of conventional carbon fiber reinforced composite materials. For comparison, plain carbon fiber laminate composite and plain basalt fiber laminate composite have also been fabricated. The toughness properties of each laminate have been studied by an open hole compression test. The experimental results confirm that hybrid composites containing basalt fibers display 46% higher open hole compression strength than that of plain carbon fiber composites. It is indicated that the hybrid composite laminates are less sensitive to open hole compared with plain carbon fiber composite laminate and high toughness properties can be prepared by fibers' hybrid.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
C. H. Zhang et al., "Toughness Properties of Basalt/Carbon Fiber Hybrid Composites", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 732-735, 2011