Volume 18, Issue 2, 2009
LETTER: METAL FIBRE REINFORCED COMPOSITE – POTENTIALITIES AND TASKS
S. Schmeer*, M. Steeg, M. Maier, P. Mitschang
Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe, Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Received 8 November 2007; accepted 13 March 2009
Steel fibres and Twintex® materials were prepared by compaction with a continuous compression molding press, equipped with temperature and pressure controlled plates. The material itself was observed by SEM analysis and mechanical properties were examined by different material tests. In spite of a non perfect interface and bonding the mechanical properties such as stiffness and strength were increased by adding steel fibres to Twintex® material. Even the specific values of stiffness and absorbed energy could be enhanced considerably.