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Developing a hybrid, carbon/glass fiber-reinforced, epoxy composite automotive drive shaft


Abu Talib, Abdul Rahim and Ali, Aidy and Badie, Mohamed A. and Che Lah, Nur Azida and Golestaneh, Amirreza Fahim (2010) Developing a hybrid, carbon/glass fiber-reinforced, epoxy composite automotive drive shaft. Materials and Design, 31 (1). pp. 514-521. ISSN 0264-1275


In this study, a finite element analysis was used to design composite drive shafts incorporating carbon and glass fibers within an epoxy matrix. A configuration of one layer of carbon–epoxy and three layers of glass–epoxy with 0°, 45° and 90° was used. The developed layers of structure consists of four layers stacked as [+45glass°/-45glass°/0carbon°/90glass°]. The results show that, in changing carbon fibers winding angle from 0° to 90°, the loss in the natural frequency of the shaft is 44.5%, while, shifting from the best to the worst stacking sequence, the drive shaft causes a loss of 46.07% in its buckling strength, which represents the major concern over shear strength in drive shaft design.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2009.06.015
Publisher: Elsevier
Depositing User: kmportal
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2011 08:06
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2015 01:44
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