Mechanical Characterization and Analysis of Perforated Fibre Metal Laminates

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Volume-13 Number-1                          
Year of Publication : 2014
Authors : Syed Mufeez Ahmed , C.Anil Kumar


Syed Mufeez Ahmed , C.Anil Kumar. "Mechanical Characterization and Analysis of Perforated Fibre Metal Laminates", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V13(1),18-24 July 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. published by seventh sense research group


Composite materials have been a subject of interest with various special types of advanced materials during the last decades. However increasing demand in aircraft industry for high-performance, lightweight structures have stimulated a strong trend towards the development of refined models for hybrid composites material known as Fibre Metal Laminates. Fibre Metal Laminates are hybrid composites built up from interlacing layers of thin metals and fibre reinforced adhesives. Metallic layers and fibre reinforced laminate can be bonded by mechanical technique and adhesive technique. Based on these approach adhesive technique with plain and perforated aluminium sheet is used to determine its effect as a Fibre Metal Laminate. Tests are conducted to determine the mechanical properties of the Fibre Metal Laminate and the results are tabulated. The test results are validated using ANSYS 12. The weight optimization of Fibre Metal Laminates with perforation is about 25% than that of without perforations.


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ARALL (Aramid Reinforced Aluminium Laminate), Composite Materials, Fibre Metal Laminate (FML), GLARE (Glass Reinforced Aluminium Laminate), Hybrid Composites, Spliced laminates.