PhD Related Data: THE ENHANCEMENT OF MECHANICAL DAMPING AND STIFFNESS TRADE-OFF USING UNIDIRECTIONAL CARBON FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE INTERLEAVED WITH RECYCLED CARBON FIBER AND SHORT VIRGIN ARAMID FIBER NON-WOVEN MATS by Cephas Yaw Attahu
This research investigated incorporating recycled carbon fibers (rCFs) into carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites (CFRPs) for structural applications. The impacts of titanate coupling agent-L12 on the mats; the interleaved rCFs mat's numbers; their locations (the interleaved rCFs mat); the influence of the rCFs' lengths and their combinations (combining different rCF lengths); types (different rCF types); and their (rCFs) micro-hybridization with short virgin aramid fibers (vAFs) were all explored as part of the investigations. This project addressed and closed a significant gap in using rCFs for structural applications. The methodology used (the interleaving of UD fiber/epoxy prepreg with rCF non-woven mats) is the first of its kind. Furthermore, the final product (the best configuration, Laminate T) was very competitive: it was pegged against another novel composite material from an excellent source, and the results were very encouraging. Hosted here is the project's related raw dataset.
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