Investigation of the impact properties of glass fibre / HMPP fibre hybrid composite materials for civil infrastructure constructions

Malvern, J. L. and Epaarachchi, J. A. and Lau, K. T. (2011) Investigation of the impact properties of glass fibre / HMPP fibre hybrid composite materials for civil infrastructure constructions. In: 18th International Conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-18), 21-26 Aug 2011, Jeju Island, South Korea.

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Abstract

Advanced fibre composites which were primarily developed for defense and aerospace industries have made inroads into fast growing and high volume civil infrastructure industry nearly a decade ago. There are traditional para-aramid synthetic fibres such as Kevlar which are significantly expensive for the use of civil infrastructure construction. The recent development of less expensive, high modulus synthetic fibre has opened a new path for the development of cheaper, high performance, impact resistant composites which are affordable for civil infrastructure development. This paper details a study of lower cost, high-energy absorbent continuous fiber laminates, and in particular, high modulus polypropylene (HMPP)fibers. Innegra™ S is the commercial name used by Innegrity for its HMPP fiber.


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Additional Information: Copyright Statement: Copyright of the text and illustrations of this paper to be published in the Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Conference on Composite Materials is hereby transferred to the publishers: The Korean Society for Composite Materials, Seoul, Korea. The publishers agree that the authors retain the right to use the substance of the paper in future works, including lectures, press releases and reviews, provided that the usual acknowledgements are made regarding copyright, the original reference and the publishers. Should the paper not be published for any reason, then the copyright reverts to the authors.
Depositing User: Dr Jayantha Epaarachchi
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2012 03:35
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:15
Uncontrolled Keywords: impact, composites, hybrid materials, energy absorption
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0912 Materials Engineering > 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21571

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