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      GFRP laminates; shape memory alloy; low velocity impact; impact resistance; SEM.

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      Plain glass fibre-reinforced polymeric (GFRP) laminates and GFRP reinforced with randomly oriented short strips of shape memory alloy (SMA) were prepared by hand lay-up method. The SMA strip reinforcement was placed at 0.75 $\times$ thickness of the laminate with weight fractions of 2, 4 and 6%. The specimens were exposed to drop weight impact test and the experiments were conducted at a constant impact velocity of 2.80 m s$^{−1}$ with different test temperatures such as 303, 333 and 363 K. The impact damage area was evaluated using lighting technique and fracture response was analysed using scanning electron microscopic (SEM) images. Absorption of impact energyand damage area due to low velocity impact were calculated. It was observed that with the higher temperature, the SMA/GFRP laminates exhibit marginally-enhanced damage resistance compared to the plain GFRP laminates. Also, addition of SMA reinforcement was not contributing much to the impact resistance at higher temperature.

    • Author Affiliations



      1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Thiruvalluvar College of Engineering and Technology, Vandavasi 604505, India
      2. Department of Production Technology, MIT Campus, Anna University, Chennai 600044, India
      3. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai 600025, India
      4. PG and Research Department of Physics, Thiru Kolanjiappar Governement Arts College, Vridhachalam 606001, India
      5. Department of Civil Engineering, Thiruvalluvar College of Engineering and Technology, Vandavasi 604505, India
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