Optimizing the mechanical properties of composites through microstructural design has been a long-standing issue in materials science. In this study, we reinforced a typical polymer, i.e., polyethylene-terephthalate-woven fabric, with a type of Fe-based metallic glassy fiber (MGF) with an extremely large Youngâs moduli. The MGF-reinforced fabrics, with three different fiber bundle orientations (0Â°, 45Â°, and 90Â°), were investigated by in situ electron-microscopy mechanical testing techniques in conjunction with a digital image correlation (DIC) technique. The fabrics exhibited a pronounced anisotropic mechanical response, and the associated characteristics were verified to depend on the fiber bundle orientation relative to the external load. Furthermore, localized strains near the intersections of the fiber bundles were found to be much higher than the global strain. It is confirmed that the restriction from warp to weft is the dominant factor influencing strain localization during deformation. Our results are enlightening for understanding the fracture mechanisms of composites.
» Author: Jie Li
» Reference: doi: 10.3390/ma14195619
» Publication Date: 27/09/2021
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