Experimental-theoretical predictions of stress-strain curves of Glare fiber metal laminates

Ergün H., Liaw B. M., Delale F.

JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, vol.52, no.1, pp.109-121, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0021998317702954
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-121
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Monotonic tensile tests are conducted on seven different Glare grades of fiber metal laminates. In-situ stress-strain curves of glass/epoxy laminate interleaved in Glare 2(3/2) are exposed with the application of metal volume fraction method using the stress-strain curves of Glare 2(3/2) and Aluminum 2024-T3 in unidirectional and transverse directions. The strain-stress curves of cross-ply Glares are predicted by the modification of this method with an empirical parameter and a second parameter considering the relative glass/epoxy laminate thickness ratios of Glare grades. Modified metal volume fraction method presented in this study can be used as a preliminary estimation of stress-strain curves of multiple possible fiber metal laminate configurations without testing.