Hybrid composites with aligned discontinuous fibres

HaNa Yu, Meisam Jalalvand, Michael R Wisnom, Kevin D Potter

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High performance composites can replace metals in many applications because of their exceptional strength and light weight, but brittle failure is an undesirable characteristic. Hybridisation is one of the approaches to overcome this limitation of composites because hybrid composites provide the potential for tailoring a response with desired stiffness, strength and ductility. In this paper, hybrid composites consisting of unidirectional continuous glass laminates and aligned discontinuous carbon preforms developed by the HiPerDiF (High Performance Discontinuous Fibre) method were tested in tension. The hybrid composite is designed as a layer-by-layer system to achieve pseudo-ductile response. Results are presented showing the effects of the proportion and absolute thickness of the aligned carbon preform on the failure modes. This paper also introduces the advantages of the aligned discontinuous carbon preforms produced by the HiPerDiF method in layer-by-layer hybrid composites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th European Conference of Composite Materials (ECCM16)
Subtitle of host publicationSeville, Spain, 22-26 June 2014
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)8461697987, 9788461697984
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014 - Seville, Spain
Duration: 22 Jun 201426 Jun 2014


Conference16th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM 2014


  • Continuous/Discontinuous fibre hybrid composites
  • Short fibre alignment
  • Short fibre composite manufacturing


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