Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

Experimental investigation on low velocity impact of a novel fibre metal laminate (fml) tube

Mansor, M. A. and Ahmad, Z. and Abdullah, M. R. (2019) Experimental investigation on low velocity impact of a novel fibre metal laminate (fml) tube. International Journal of Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, 19 (1). pp. 160-169. ISSN 2227-2771

Full text not available from this repository.

Official URL: http://ijens.org/Vol_19_I_01/193001-4848-IJMME-IJE...


The experimental study of new tubular type of Fibre Metal Laminate (FML) with braided fibreglass sleeve and aluminium alloy tubes was performed and its manufacturing process was proposed. Aluminium tubes was machined to specific thickness and chemically treated to improve the adhesive bonding. Sleeve type braided fibreglass was selected as it comes in specific dimension and more importantly it is seamless and perfectly produces an excellent composite tube. Tubes carefully assembled to form 2/1 and 3/2 layup configurations and highly adhesive resin was introduced as interlayer, which is composed of two layers of aluminium tubes and one layer of fibreglass braided sleeve in between for 2/1 layup. The new design tube was tested to evaluate the behaviour and impact characteristics under low velocity axial impact loading, where its intended purpose of application. This tube crushed progressively and was able to avoid catastrophic failure. The results also indicate that the mechanical performance of the new FML tube could be applied as a new and efficient energy absorber.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:fibre metal laminate, energy absorption, crashworthiness
Subjects:T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:89125
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:26 Jan 2021 16:44
Last Modified:26 Jan 2021 16:44

Repository Staff Only: item control page