The Mixture Ratio Effect of Epoxy Resin, Curing Agent and Accelerator on the Fatigue Behavior of FRMLs

프리프레그 제작용 에폭시 수지.경화제.경화촉진제 혼합비 변화에 따른 FRMLs의 피로거동 특성

  • Published : 2001.04.01


Fiber reinforced metal laminates(FRMLs) are new types of hybrid materials. FRMLs consists of high strength metal(Al 5052-H34) and laminated fiber with structural adhesive bond. The mixture ratio effect of epoxy resin$.$curing agent$.$accelerator on the fatigue behavior of FRMLs was investigated in this study. The epoxy, diglycidylether of bisphenol A(DGEBA), was cured by methylene dianiline(MDA) with or without an accelerator(K-54). Eight different kinds of resin mixture ratios were selected for the test ; five kinds of FRMLs(1) and three others of FRMLs(2). The relationship between da/dN and ΔK with variation of resin mixture ratio was studied. FRMLs(1) and FRMLs(2) indicated approximately 2 times and 2.2 times more improved maximum bending strengths in comparison with those of Al 5052-H34. The resin mixture ratio <1:1> in case of FRMLs(1) indicated the maximum fatigue life, while the resin mixture ratio <1:1:0.2> in case of FRMLs(2) indicated the maximum fatigue life. As results, FRMLs(2) turned out to have more effective characteristics on the fatigue properties and the bending strength than those of FRMLs(1).


Fiber Reinforced Metal Laminates;Preprege;Epoxy Resin;Curing Agent;Accelerator;Resin Mixture Ratio;Stress Intensity Factor Range;Fatigue Crack Growth Rate;da/dN


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