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Establishing a new Forming Limit Curve for a flax fibre reinforced polypropylene composite through stretch forming experiments

Wang, Wentian; Lowe, Adrian; Davey, Sebastian; Akhavan Zanjani, Nima; Kalyanasundaram, Shankar


In developing an understanding of the failure in natural fibre reinforced polymer composites, the failure limits of this class of the material system are required. It is found that the conventional Forming Limit Curve is not suitable to predict the failure initiated in the natural fibre composite as principal strains cannot differentiate the strain on the flax fibres and the polypropylene matrix. This study proposes a new Forming Limit Curve for the composite which expresses limiting fibre...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.06.021


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