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Finite Element Simulation of Aluminium/GFRP Fibre Metal Laminate under Tensile Loading

M. N. M., Merzuki and M. R. M., Rejab and Bachtiar, Dandi and Siregar, J. P. and M. F., Rani and Salwani, Mohd Salleh (2018) Finite Element Simulation of Aluminium/GFRP Fibre Metal Laminate under Tensile Loading. In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Malaysian Technical Universities Conference on Engineering and Technology 2017 (MUCET 2017), 6-7 December 2017 , Penang, Malaysia. pp. 1-6., 318 (012072). ISSN 1757-8981

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The response of a fibre metal laminate (FML) model to the tensile loading is predicted through a computational approach. The FML consisted with layers of aluminum alloy and embedded with one layer of composite material, Glass fibre Reinforced Plastic (GFRP). The glass fibre and aluminium alloy 2024-0 was laminated by using thermoset epoxy. A compression moulding technique was used in the process of a FML fabrication. The aluminium has been roughen by a metal sanding method which to improve the bonding between the fibre and metal layer. The main objective of this paper is to determine the failure behaviour of the FML under the tensile loading. The responses on the FML under the tensile loading were numerically performed. The FML was modelled and analysed by using Abaqus/CAE 6.13 version. Based on the experimental and FE data of the tensile, the ultimate tensile stress is 120 MPa where delamination and fibre breakage happened. A numerical model was developed and agreed well with the experimental results. The laminate has an inelastic respond to increase the tensile loads which due to the plasticity of the aluminium layers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Computational approach; Failure behaviour; Fibre breakage; Fibre Metal Laminates
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Institute of Postgraduate Studies
Depositing User: Pn. Hazlinda Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2019 02:40
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