The effects of S-glass fiber hybridization on vibration-damping behavior of intraply woven carbon/aramid hybrid composites for different lay-up configurations

BULUT M., Alsaadi M., Erkliğ A., Alrawi H.

Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, vol.233, no.9, pp.3220-3231, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier


In this study, the vibration and damping characteristics of the hybrid composites reinforced with plain woven S-glass and intraply woven carbon/Kevlar fiber fabrics are investigated. Vibration tests on the samples have been conducted only for measuring the first mode of natural frequency with application of experimental modal analysis procedures. Symmetric and asymmetric layering structures have been prepared for the hybrid composite configurations in order to study the stacking sequence effects. Damping ratios have been evaluated from the logarithmic decrement method by using acceleration–time envelope curves. Results have shown that position and percentage of the fibers in the composites are the most effective parameters for natural frequency and damping characteristics of hybrid samples, and some samples have shown the synergistic effects leading to a significant enhancement in damping and natural frequency.