Imperial College London

Dr Tomas Katafiasz

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Aeronautics

Research Associate
 
 
 
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Contact

 

tomas.katafiasz11 Website

 
 
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Location

 

City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@inproceedings{Katafiasz:2016,
author = {Katafiasz, TJ and Iannucci, L and Greenhalgh, ES},
title = {Interlaminar and intralaminar properties of carbon spread tow and glass fibre hybrid composites for cost saving in the mass production of automotive components},
year = {2016}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - CPAPER
AB - As the efficiency of the automotive engine shows signs of slow-down and the consumer is becoming more aware of the consequential ecological impact, the industry's need for lighter component materials grows more prominent. Carbon fibre composite materials have been subject to neglect within the consumer automotive industry due to their expense (whereas glass fibre materials have been used favourably over the last few decades [1]). Cost effective composite materials have therefore become an area of interest for the consumer automotive market, where year-on-year engine efficiency performance improvements and monetary savings are integral to company profits. The purpose of this research is to verify that the use of fibre hybrid composites, where two-stage pseudoductile responses can be found [2], [3], are a viable alternative to monolithic structures (which exhibit a more traditional one-stage brittle failure) in interlaminar and intralaminar failure modes. In recent years, there has been much work to understand the tensile response of fibre hybrid composites [2]-[5] but a lack of research in types of failure modes which are more likely within automotive components; these being delamination (interlaminar) and through-thickness tearing (intralaminar); the latter of which most likely occurs at stress concentrations at bolt holes and through-thickness discontinuities.
AU - Katafiasz,TJ
AU - Iannucci,L
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
PY - 2016///
TI - Interlaminar and intralaminar properties of carbon spread tow and glass fibre hybrid composites for cost saving in the mass production of automotive components
ER -