Photoelastic Stress Evaluation and Mechanical Testing of Hybrids

Olli Orell, Markus Kakkonen, Jyrki Vuorinen

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    To produce parts having complicated geometry with low cost and fast processing hybrid structures of metals embedded in polymer offer advantages. Such structures which can be regarded as macrocomposites need good understanding of the interfacial properties and residual stresses in order to be used in demanding applications. We used photoelastic stress analysis and strain gauge measurements to examine internal stresses in a stainless steel-epoxy hybrid component, internal stresses include both the residual stresses due to cure shrinkage of the resin and the changing internal stress state during mechanical loading. The effect of adhesion between steel inserts and epoxy on the durability under static and impact loading was studied. Internal digital image correlation (DIC) technique was also developed and used to evaluate deformation behavior and fracture mechanisms of the hybrids. We used epoxy block samples with thin stainless steel plate inserts that were fabricated by resin casting into flexible molds fabricated from a 3D-printed model of needed geometry.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSAMPE Conference Proceedings. Baltimore, MD, May 18-21, 2015
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-934551-19-6
    Publication statusPublished - May 2015
    Publication typeA4 Article in conference proceedings
    EventSampe - , United Kingdom
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Period1/01/00 → …

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