Strain energy release rates are measured and compared for laminated composites stitched with different fibre materials – Carbon, Kevlar and Vectran. DCB test and FE simulation are performed to evaluate the interlaminar toughness. It is proven that Vectran provides the toughest interlaminar reinforcement and is most suitable for Zfibre application.
Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on System Design
Tan, Kwek Tze; Watanabe, N.; Sano, M.; Takase, M.; Iwahori, Y.; and Hoshi, H., "Material Selection of Z-fibre in Stitched Composites - Experimental and Analytical Comparison Approach" (2009). Mechanical Engineering Faculty Research. 1096.