January 19, 2024
Recycling carbon fibres from waste composite materials would only be efficient if it were possible to separate the fibres and the matrix and to re-use the recycled fibres as new reinforcements. The challenge is to use non-continuous fibres to produce high-strength materials. The formation of defects in “semi-long” fibre composites has not yet been taken into account. In this paper the influence of fibre length and fibre alignment on the strength and the modulus of composite materials is illustrated. It is shown that the presence of defects may be modelled in order to understand what the quality of a second generation composite material would be.
A. Gillet, O. Mantaux, G. Cazaurang
A. Gillet, O. Mantaux, G. Cazaurang. (2015), Characterization of composite materials made from discontinuous carbon fibres within the framework of composite recycling. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 75: 89-95. Doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2015.05.002.