Thermal Stability of BFRP Laminated Composites:An Accent on Mechanical Behavior
Pages : 99-103, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14741/ijcet/spl.2.2014.18
Thermoplastic fiber reinforced plastic composites are widely used in the construction of primary structures of aircraft which will undergo through thermal loading throughout their mission. These temperatures will affect the mechanical behavior of composites much. Basalt fiber reinforced plastic (BFRP) composites are having very good unique mechanical properties than GFRP. Therefore BFRP can be used instead of GFRP in aircraft construction. The objective of this research work is to characterize the tensile, compressive, bending, shear and impact behavior of the BFRP when exposed to various temperatures like room temperature 50ºC,80ºC,-22ºCand aging conditions. The experimental results show the mechanical characteristics are much affected due to temperature.
Keywords: BFRP, various temperature conditions, mechanical characteristics.
Article published in International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Sciences 2014, Special Issue-2 (Feb 2014)