Examination of the thermo-mechanical properties of E-glass/carbon composites
Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Department of Textiles
Eight-ply E-glass, carbon and E-glass/carbon fabric-reinforced polyester based hybrid composites were manufactured in this study. A vacuum infusion system was used as the production method. Dynamic mechanical analysis, thermogravimetric analysis and diff erential scanning calorimetry analysis were conducted to examine the thermo-mechanical properties of composite samples. The eff ect of reinforcement type and different stacking sequences of fabric plies on the thermo-mechanical properties of composite samples were also investigated. Results showed that the type and alignment of reinforcement material has a signifi cant eff ect on the dynamic mechanical properties of composite samples.
Differential scanning calorimetry, Dynamic mechanical analysis, Textile-reinforced composites, Thermogravimetric analysis