Vinayak S Uppin Shivakumar Gouda I.Sridhar


Advanced polymer matrix composites are gaining the market in their way due to their exceptional specific stiffness, specific strength, fatigue, and corrosion resistance in the field of Auto-Tech, Aero-Tech, Biotech, etc. However, the lack of ductility and catastrophic failure has limited their application in these areas. Hence there is a need to explore means and protocols for designing the reduced factor of safety with high-performance toughened composites. To address this problem, a new generation of high-performance composites with pseudo-ductile or ductile behavior is needed. The ongoing High-Performance Ductile Composite Technology (HiPerDuCT) program jointly between the University of Bristol U.K and Imperial College London to address this challenge by developing newer materials. The fiber architectures made under this project gave a more gradual failure rather than catastrophic failure which improves the mechanical properties. This paper mainly focuses on addressing this evolution of pseudo ductility in fiber-reinforced composites. In addition to this, an attempt has been made to newer possible fiber positions in matrix materials for inducing reasonable ductility in composites.


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    Uppin, V., Gouda, S. and I, S. (2023) “Mechanisms for Introduction of Pseudo Ductility in Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites- A Review”, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, 17(65), pp. 17–31. doi: 10.3221/IGF-ESIS.65.02.