Thermomechanical response of TiNi fiber-impregnated CFRP composites

Byung Koog Jang, Teruo Kishi

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The focus of this work is the thermomechanical characterization of pre-strained TiNi fiber impregnated CFRP composites. TiNi/CFRP composites were fabricated by hot-pressing at a temperature of 180 °C. The compressive recovery force induced by thermomechanical actuation of TiNi fibers depends on the pre-strained level. The shrinkage strain due to the thermomechanical response of the composites increased with increasing pre-strain level and number of impregnated TiNi fibers. Transverse cracks which formed at 90 ° to the CFRP layers under tensile loading could be healed by the compressive recovery force introduced by pre-strained TiNi fibers when electrically heated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2472-2475
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number19-20
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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