Development and Investigation on Fiber Metal Laminates for Automobile Application


R. sharavanan,N.Ramanan,



FML,Fracture Surface,ballistic Analysis,FEA Simulation,


Metal fiber laminates (FML) are sheet materials based on stacked aluminium alloy layers and fiber strengthened plastic (GRP) layers. They demonstrated excellent potential for applications in the aerospace industry and enhanced mechanical characteristics, finishing the new type of aramid/glass/ carbon fibre laminate. In this work, aramid/glass fibres with Al 2024, Epoxy resin laminates were prepared and their impact response, stress-strain behaviour Experiments and numerical simulations were explored The 5-3/2 laminates of size 300x300 mm2 with thickness 3mm were prepared by using Hand lay-up Method, the specimens were prepared by using water jet machining as per standards for impact, Flexural, Hardness, shear and tensile test. Impact responses were taken from Charpy testing machine and tensile, Flexural stress-strain responses were done using 10 ton capacity, servo ball screw mechanism UTM. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) was used to study tensile, flexural and effect surfaces of fracture specimens.


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