Imperial College London

Prof Milo Shaffer

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Chemistry

Professor of Materials Chemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5825m.shaffer Website

 
 
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Assistant

 

Mr John Murrell +44 (0)20 7594 2845

 
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Location

 

M221Royal College of ScienceSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Finley,
author = {Finley, J and Henry, J and Shaffer, M and Pimenta, S},
journal = {Journal of Composite Materials},
title = {The influence of variability and defects on the mechanical performance of tailorable composites},
url = {http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71537},
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Aligned hybrid-fibre discontinuous composites offer the ability to tailor their mechanical response through careful microstructural design. However, with tailorability comes microstructural complexity, which in turn leads to many sources of variability and defects. A virtual testing framework was further extended to investigate the influence of variability and defects on the mechanical performance of various aligned discontinuous composite material systems. This approach identified the most critical sources of variability as (i) fibre strength, (ii) the distance between fibre ends, or (iii) the level of fibre-type intermingling, depending on the material system. Fibre vacancy defects were shown to have the most significant influence on the strength and ductility of aligned discontinuous composites, although this sensitivity can be reduced through hybridisation of the fibre types.
AU - Finley,J
AU - Henry,J
AU - Shaffer,M
AU - Pimenta,S
SN - 0021-9983
TI - The influence of variability and defects on the mechanical performance of tailorable composites
T2 - Journal of Composite Materials
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/71537
ER -