Comparison of Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional and Woven Carbon, Glass and Aramid Fiber Reinforced Epoxy Composites
S. Ekşi and K. Genel
Sakarya University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Sakarya, Turkey
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In this study, mechanical behavior of epoxy composite reinforced by unidirectional and woven fiber is investigated experimentally. In the preparation of composite samples woven shaped glass, aramid and carbon fibers and unidirectional shaped glass and carbon fibers were used. Tension, compression and shear tests were carried out to determine mechanical properties of composites. It is seen from the test results, that unidirectional carbon fiber shows better performance than the glass fiber. Mechanical properties of 0°-oriented unidirectional fiber are better than those of 90°-oriented unidirectional fiber. Mechanical properties of aramid-fiber-reinforced composite are higher than those of glass and carbon fiber, when the woven types of fibers are considered.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.132.879
PACS numbers: 81.05.-t, 81.05.Kf, 81.05.Ni, 81.05.U-, 81.70.-q