A Review on the Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites and their Application in the Transportation Industry

Authors

  • Milad Bazli milad.bazli@monash.edu College of Engineering, IT & Environment, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
  • Leila Bazli School of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52547/jcc.3.4.6

Keywords:

Fiber-reinforced composites, Polymer composites, Mechanical properties, Transportation industry

Abstract

The application of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites is gaining significant attention in the transportation industry, especially as a substitute for metals due to a need for fabricating stable and fuel-efficient airplanes, vehicles, and ships. Excellent strength, resistance to corrosion, light weight, and suitable fatigue endurance are some of the desirable properties that would encourage the use of FRP composites in the transportation sector. Polymer-based composite materials, combining the favorable properties of both polymer matrix and reinforcing fibers, can contribute to several excellent behaviors of the obtained material. Epoxy, polyethylene, and polypropylene are the primary polymer matrixes used in FRP composites. The main reinforcing fibers incorporated in fiber-reinforced composites are made out of glass, carbon, basalt, hemp, or natural resources (e.g., sisl and jute). Due to high cost, low Young's modulus, low durability, and linear stress?strain behavior until failure of the FRP materials, which are used in transportation infrastructure, the aim of this review article is to study the current status of polymers reinforced with a range of fibers with a close focus on their mechanical properties in order to evaluate their use in aerospace, automotive and maritime applications.

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Published

2021-12-30

How to Cite

Bazli, M., & Bazli , L. (2021). A Review on the Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites and their Application in the Transportation Industry. Journal of Composites and Compounds, 3(9), xx-xx. https://doi.org/10.52547/jcc.3.4.6

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