Manufacturing and Mechanical Responses of Ti/APC-2 Nanocomposite Cross-Ply and Quasi-Isotropic Laminates at Elevated Temperature
Both Ti/APC-2 cross-ply and quasi-isotropic nanocomposite laminates were successfully fabricated. Basically, the tensile tests at elevated temperature were conducted to obtain the baseline data of mechanical properties, such as strength and stiffness. The results for both types of laminates of longitudinal stiffness predicted by the rule of mixtures (ROM) were in good agreement with experimental data, whilst, those ultimate strength predicted by ROM were lower than the measured data. Then, the tension-tension (T-T) constant stress amplitude cyclic tests were performed at elevated temperature to receive the S-N curves, fatigue strength and life. It is a surprise that almost no delaminations were observed in tensile and cyclic tests, even at elevated temperature and over a million cycles.
Jinglong Bu, Zhengyi Jiang and Sihai Jiao
M. H. Jen et al., "Manufacturing and Mechanical Responses of Ti/APC-2 Nanocomposite Cross-Ply and Quasi-Isotropic Laminates at Elevated Temperature", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 150-151, pp. 796-799, 2011