Paper Title
Study On Tensile Behaviour Of Carbon Jute Aluminium- Fibre Metal Laminates

Fibre Metal Laminates (FML) is a new family of Hybrid Composite materials which consists of a thin metal layer bonded together between the intermediate Fibre and Epoxy layers.FML have the properties of both metals and fibre with high mechanical strength with less weight. The present work focuses on the Tensile behaviour of a FML. Fibres that are used in this FML are Carbon (300 Gsm) and Jute (200 Gsm). Aluminium sheet of thickness 0.2 mm is used in this combination. The Epoxy Ly556 (Araldite) and Hardener Hy 951 are mixed in the ratio of 10:1. The fibre metal laminates are made by hand layup technique and are cured for four hours and then compressed at a pressure of 0.8 Mpa using Compression Molding machine at a temperature of 700 c for 10 minutes. Three specimens of FML are prepared with two different layer orientation as per ASTM D 3039 standards. The Modulus of Elasticity and Tensile strength of the FML for different layer orientation have been evaluated. Here the parameters such as number of layers and stacking sequence of the fibre and metal are varied and their effects on the above properties are studied. Keywords— Fibre Metal Laminates, Tensile behaviour, hand layup technique, Modulus of Elasticity, Tensile strength, stacking sequence.