||The purpose of thesis aims to investigate the mechanical behavior and properties of a centrally notched hybrid Al alloy/Carbon-Fiber/PEEK(APC-2) laminate at elevated temperature. The high performance hybrid composite laminates of 0.5mm Aluminum alloy sheets sandwiched by APC-2 cross-ply and guasi-isotropic laminates were fabricated. The prepregs of APC-2 were stacked into cross-ply [0/90]s and quasi-isotropic [0/45/90/-45] laminates spread uniformly with nanoparticles SiO2. The sheet surface was treated by chromic acid anodic method to achieve perfectly bonding with matrix PEEK. The modified diaphragm curing process was adopted to fabricate Al/APC-2 hybrid nanocomposite laminates. The panels were cut into the specimens and then drilled an diameter hole in the center with diameters of 1,2,4,6 mm. The MTS 810 material testing machine was used to conduct the tension and fatigue tests. In addition, the MTS 651 environmental chamber was installed to control and keep the specific testing temperatures, such as ,25°C(RT), 75°C, 100°C, 125°C and 150°C. |
At first, the nominal stress(σnom) and stress-strain diagram were obtained due to static tension tests at elevated temperature. The constant stress amplitude tension-tension cyclic tests were carried out by using load-control mode at a sinusoidal loading with frequency of 5Hz and stress ratio R=0.1. The received fatigue data were plotted in normalized S-N curves at variously elevated temperature.
For the tensile tests, at the same temperature the nominal stress of cross-ply specimens was higher than that of quasi-isotropic specimens. Comparing with the notched and unnotched of cross-ply specimens, the nominal stress of notched specimens was about 60% to 80% that of unnotched specimens. Besides, as for the notched and unnotched quasi-isotropic specimens, the nominal stress of notched specimens was about 75% to 85% that of unnotched specimens. Then, the fatigue life and stress-cycles (S-N) curves of notched specimens were obtained often tension-tension fatigue tests. In the case of the same loading, notched specimens possess worse fatigue behavior, but in the same normalized stress ratio, the S-N curves of the unnotched were below the notched ones. The fatigue resistance of notched samples decrease as the temperature rising.