Impact behavior of natural fiber composite laminates

C. Scarponi,     Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


The behavior of natural fiber-reinforced composites under low-velocity impact is described, with particular emphasis on the phenomenon of impact, the sequence of damage, and the testing methods and instruments utilized. The ultrasonic nondestructive inspection (NDI) technique for the delamination evaluation of composite materials is illustrated. For each of these, both the ‘ classic’ composites and the natural fiber composites are discussed. There are many images and tables, which show the behaviors and mechanical characteristics of the particular composite materials considered.

Key words

low-velocity impact

natural fiber ...

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