Mechanical properties and manufacturing of TiNi/CFRP smart composites

Byung Koog Jang, Nobuyuki Toyama, Ja Ho Koo, Teruo Kishi

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TiNi/CFRP composites were fabricated by sandwiching TiNi wires between layers of CFRP prepreg by hot-pressing in the temperature range of 150-180°C, by controlling the applied pressure. The microstructural properties of hot-pressed TiNi/CFRP composites were investigated by SEM. The tensile strength of CFRP monolith not embedded with TiNi wires is 1.3GPa, whereas that of TiNi/CFRP composites is about 1.2GPa. The fracture behavior was studied by an AE technique under tensile test, to analyze the fracture process. It was confirmed that the detected AE signals resulted from generation of fiber breakage, interfacial debonding and microcracks in the epoxy matrix. The damage recovery effect of fractured specimens was successfully obtained by heating above 80°C.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-124
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Materials and Product Technology
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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