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Research Article

Low Velocity Impact of Filament-Wound Glass-Fiber Reinforced Composite Pipes

Khan Z1*, Naik MK2, Al-Sulaiman F3 and Merah N1

1Mechanical Engineering Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran, KSA

2The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE

3National Company of Mechanical Systems, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

*Corresponding Author:
Khan Z
Mechanical Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Tel: 966138600000
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: December 28, 2015; Accepted Date: May 10, 2016; Published Date: May 20, 2016

Citation: Khan Z, Naik MK, Al-Sulaiman F, Merah N (2016) Low Velocity Impact of Filament-Wound Glass-Fiber Reinforced Composite Pipes. J Material Sci Eng 5:253. doi: 10.4172/2169-0022.1000253.



Low velocity single-bounce impact tests have been conducted on filament-wound glass fiber reinforced/vinylester and glass fiber reinforced/epoxy composite pipes. An instrumented drop weight testing system was used for the impact testing. The tests were performed on 300 mm long sections of 150 mm diameter pipes having 6 mm wall thickness. The impact energy required to just initiate the damage in glass fiber reinforced/epoxy pipes was found to be larger than the energy needed for glass fiber reinforced/vinylester pipe. The load-time curves also reveal that vinyl ester-based pipes exhibit a ductile failure under impact, whereas, in the epoxy-based pipes the failure was rather brittle in nature.


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