Influence of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a polyamide-based fiber-metal laminate

P. Compston, W. J. Cantwell, N. Jones

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Abstract

The effect of loading rate on the interfacial fracture toughness of a glass-fiber/polyamide fiber-metal laminates (FMLs) was studied. Impact testing was conducted at 3 m/s using a drop weight impact machine with a striker of mass 2.6 kg. Overall, although the results and differences in failure mode suggest a viscoelastic response in the film adhesive, the outcome is a positive effect on the interfacial fracture toughness.

Original languageBritish English
Pages (from-to)383-386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Materials Science Letters
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2002

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