Dynamic mechanical-thermal, microstructural and mechanical analysis of ultra-light polymer-metal composites: influence of forming

Zedde, Nicola (2016) Dynamic mechanical-thermal, microstructural and mechanical analysis of ultra-light polymer-metal composites: influence of forming. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Aerospace engineering / ingegneria aerospaziale [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento full-text non disponibile
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A really particular and innovative metal-polymer sandwich material is Hybrix. Hybrix is a product developed and manufactured by Lamera AB, Gothenburg, Sweden. This innovative hybrid material is composed by two relatively thin metal layers if compared to the core thickness. The most used metals are aluminum and stainless steel and are separated by a core of nylon fibres oriented perpendicularly to the metal plates. The core is then completed by adhesive layers applied at the PA66-metal interface that once cured maintain the nylon fibres in position. This special material is very light and formable. Moreover Hybrix, depending on the specific metal which is used, can achieve a good corrosion resistance and it can be cut and punched easily. Hybrix architecture itself provides extremely good bending stiffness, damping properties, insulation capability, etc., which again, of course, change in magnitude depending in the metal alloy which is used, its thickness and core thickness. For these reasons nowadays it shows potential for all the applications which have the above mentioned characteristic as a requirement. Finally Hybrix can be processed with tools used in regular metal sheet industry and can be handled as solid metal sheets. In this master thesis project, pre-formed parts of Hybrix were studied and characterized. Previous work on Hybrix was focused on analyze its market potential and different adhesive to be used in the core. All the tests were carried out on flat unformed specimens. However, in order to have a complete description of this material also the effect of the forming process must be taken into account. Thus the main activities of the present master thesis are the following: Dynamic Mechanical-Thermal Analysis (DMTA) on unformed Hybrix samples of different thickness and on pre-strained Hybrix samples, pure epoxy adhesive samples analysis and finally moisture effects evaluation on Hybrix composite structure.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Zedde, Nicola
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
DMTA, Dynamic Mechanical Thermal Analysis, Hybrix, Lamera, hybrid, composite, polymer-metal, rheology, sandwich structure, nylon fibers, PA 66, epoxy resin, three point bending stiffness
Data di discussione della Tesi
6 Ottobre 2016

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