Recent Advances in Fibre Metal Laminates

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

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Dear Colleagues,

Fibre–metal laminates (FMLs) are “hybrid” composite laminates comprised of both fibre-reinforced and metallic layers. Aluminium-based FMLs—such as ARALL and GLARE—have been used successfully for decades in aeronautical applications thanks to their better structural performances compared to “pure” fibre-reinforced laminates and lower unit weights compared to metals.

Today, novel classes of FMLs have been proposed to enhance—amongst other properties—their mechanical strength, fatigue life, fire resistance, and recyclability by using alternative metals (e.g., stainless steel, magnesium, titanium, etc.), natural fibres (e.g., flax, hemp, etc.), and multiple types of reinforcement (e.g., combined carbon and glass fibres, additive graphene nanoparticles, etc.). Furthermore, FMLs with smart capabilities can be manufactured by incorporating, for instance, shape memory alloys (SMAs), optical fibres, and piezoelectric materials. New fields of applications can be envisaged in the automotive and energy sectors, as well as in biomedical engineering and microelectronics.

The Special Issue “Recent Advances in Fibre Metal Laminates” provides a venue for the presentation of the most recent results of advanced research on FMLs. Scientists working in the theoretical modelling, numerical simulation, and experimental testing of FMLs are kindly invited to submit their papers.

Papers dealing with the mechanical, hygro-thermal, chemical, and electro-magnetic properties of FMLs are expected. Also, papers concerning the behaviour of FMLs under normal and exceptional operating conditions and their specific failure modes (yielding, fracture, delamination, fatigue, impact, corrosion, burning, etc.) are welcome. Lastly, papers addressing manufacturing and technological issues of FMLs, as well as papers presenting relevant industrial applications are also welcome.

Prof. Paolo S. Valvo
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Keywords

  • Aramid fibre-reinforced aluminium laminate (ARALL)
  • Carbon fibre-reinforced aluminium laminate (CARALL)
  • Glass fibre-reinforced aluminium laminate (GLARE)
  • Fibre–metal laminate (FML)
  • Titanium–graphite (TiGr) laminate

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Interfacial Fracture Toughness Assessment of a New Titanium–CFRP Adhesive Joint: An Experimental Comparative Study
by Panayiotis Tsokanas, Theodoros Loutas and Peter Nijhuis
Metals 2020, 10(5), 699; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10050699 - 25 May 2020
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Adhesive joints between dissimilar layers of metals and composites are increasingly used by different industries, as they promise significant weight savings and, consequently, a reduction in energy consumption and pollutant emissions. In the present work, the interfacial fracture behavior of a new titanium–carbon [...] Read more.
Adhesive joints between dissimilar layers of metals and composites are increasingly used by different industries, as they promise significant weight savings and, consequently, a reduction in energy consumption and pollutant emissions. In the present work, the interfacial fracture behavior of a new titanium–carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) adhesive joint is experimentally investigated using the double cantilever beam (DCB) and end-notched flexure (ENF) test configurations. A potential application of this joint is in future large passenger aircraft wings. Four characteristic industry relevant manufacturing approaches are proposed: co-bonding with/without adhesive and secondary bonding using thermoset/thermoplastic CFRP. For all of them, the vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) technique is utilized. To prevent titanium yielding during testing, two aluminum backing beams are adhesively bonded onto the primary joint. A data reduction scheme recently proposed by the authors, which considers effects such as bending–extension coupling and manufacturing-induced residual thermal stresses, is utilized for determination of the fracture toughness of the joint. The load–displacement responses, fracture behaviors during testing, and fracture toughness performances of the four manufacturing options (MOs) under consideration are presented and compared. Full article
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Experimental Testing and Analytical Modeling of Asymmetric End-Notched Flexure Tests on Glass-Fiber Metal Laminates
by Konrad Dadej, Jarosław Bieniaś and Paolo Sebastiano Valvo
Metals 2020, 10(1), 56; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10010056 - 28 Dec 2019
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An experimental campaign on glass-fiber/aluminum laminated specimens was conducted to assess the interlaminar fracture toughness of the metal/composite interface. Asymmetric end-notched flexure tests were conducted on specimens with different fiber orientation angles. The tests were also modeled by using two different analytical solutions: [...] Read more.
An experimental campaign on glass-fiber/aluminum laminated specimens was conducted to assess the interlaminar fracture toughness of the metal/composite interface. Asymmetric end-notched flexure tests were conducted on specimens with different fiber orientation angles. The tests were also modeled by using two different analytical solutions: a rigid interface model and an elastic interface model. Experimental results and theoretical predictions for the specimen compliance and energy release rate are compared and discussed. Full article
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