Energy Absorption Capability of Axially Compressed Woven Natural Ramie/Green Epoxy Square Composite Tubes

Majid J. Ghoushji, Rahim A. Eshkoor, Rozli Zulkifli, Abu Bakar Sulong, Shahrum Abdullah, Che Husna Azhari

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Abstract

This study focuses on failure response and energy absorption of woven ramie epoxy square composite tubes when exposed to the axial quasi-static compression test. Hand lay-up technique was used to prepare the rectangular composite tubes composed of 12 layers of ramie fabric with a thickness of 1.7 mm and 50-, 80-, and 120-mm-long tubes. The measured parameters were specific energy absorption, energy absorption, and peak load. The total energy absorption increased with the increase in the length of the tubes. The failure mode of the tested tubes was examined, and the mid-length and local buckling were considered as the main sources of failure. The woven natural ramie was used in the textiles for years. However, the results of this paper can be significant because of the limited research employing woven ramie as reinforcement for composites.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1028-1037
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites
Volume36
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017

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Energy absorption
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Keywords

  • composite
  • crashworthiness
  • energy absorption
  • Failure mechanisms
  • green composite
  • ramie

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Materials Chemistry

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Energy Absorption Capability of Axially Compressed Woven Natural Ramie/Green Epoxy Square Composite Tubes. / Ghoushji, Majid J.; Eshkoor, Rahim A.; Zulkifli, Rozli; Sulong, Abu Bakar; Abdullah, Shahrum; Azhari, Che Husna.

In: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Vol. 36, No. 14, 01.07.2017, p. 1028-1037.

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