- - نويسنده Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan Najafi Moslem , - - نويسنده guilan university Ansari Reza , - - نويسنده Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Guilan Darvizeh Abolfazl
The aim of this study is to investigate effects of isothermal aging on mechanical properties of fiber metal laminates (FMLs) and glass/epoxy composites. For this purpose, both materials were fabricated using the wet lay-up manufacturing technique under vacuum pressure. Both the glass/epoxy composites and the FML specimens were then subjected to isothermal aging (130°C, dried air) for up to 5 weeks. After the isothermal aging, the specimens’ weight loss, caused by thermo-oxidative conditioning, was evaluated. Bending and Charpy impact tests were conducted on both the unaged and aged specimens to examine the isothermal conditioning’s effect on the mechanical properties of studied materials. Experimental results revealed that isothermal aging severely affected impact strength in the form of embrittlement and reduced ductility. However, no significant reduction was found in the flexural stiffness of isothermally aged FML and glass/epoxy specimens.