Titanium Layer Influence on the Strength of a Hybrid Titanium Composite LaminateAn experimental study was undertaken to investigate the mechanical response of four hybrid titanium composite laminate (HTCL) systems, each prepared using a graphite fiber reinforced thermoplastic polyimide as the adhesive in a unidirectional prepreg. Two of the four HTCL systems were fabricated with the titanium Ti-15-3 alloy, while the other two systems were fabricated with the titanium Timetal Beta-21S alloy. Each HTCL system consisted of either three plies or four plies of the titanium alloy. Systems with only three plies of titanium had plies measuring 10 mils thick, whereas systems consisting of four plies of titanium had plies measuring 5 mils thick. The improvement in mechanical properties achieved by comparing the uniaxial tensile results of static strength at room temperature. Results included stress-strain curves, ultimate strength, strain-to-failure, initial modulus of the HTCL's, and the description of the observed modes of failure.
Veazie, David R. (Clark-Atlanta Univ. GA United States)
Grover, Ronald O., Jr. (Clark-Atlanta Univ. GA United States)
Bryant, Genine I. (Clark-Atlanta Univ. GA United States)
August 17, 2013
January 1, 1997
Publication: The First National Student Conference: NASA University Research Centers at Minority Institutions