Low velocity impact behaviour of carbon/XPS sandwich composites

Erdem Selver, Gaye Kaya

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This work presents drop-weight impact properties of carbon fabric/extruded-polystyrene (XPS) sandwich composites reinforced with different ratios of carbon nanotubes (CNT). Sandwich composites were infused with epoxy resin containing 0.5% and 1% CNT during the manufacturing. The sandwich composites were impacted with 10J, 30J and 50J energies to compare their impact resistance and energy absorption properties. Impact test results showed that sandwich composites with CNT had higher energy absorption and deformation values with lower maximum loads compared to neat sandwich composite at 10J impact energy. However,
neat sandwich composites had both higher energy absorption and maximum load than sandwich composites with CNT’s due to more severe impact damages and higher dent depths at 50J.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
JournalTekstil ve Mühendis
Issue number116
Publication statusPublished - 31 Dec 2019


  • Sandwich composites
  • carbon nanotubes
  • impact resistance
  • carbon fabrics

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