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Title: Fatigue response of ultrasonically welded carbon/Elium® thermoplastic composites
Authors: Bhudolia, Somen Kumar
Gohel, Goram
Kantipudi, Jayaram
Kah, Fai Leong
Barsotti, Robert J. Jr.
Keywords: Engineering::Mechanical engineering
Issue Date: 2020
Source: Bhudolia, S. K., Gohel, G., Kantipudi, J., Kah, F. L. & Barsotti, R. J. J. (2020). Fatigue response of ultrasonically welded carbon/Elium® thermoplastic composites. Materials Letters, 13(7), 1634-.
Project: RCA-18/46
Journal: Materials Letters
Abstract: Current research aims at investigating the fatigue strength of ultrasonically welded composite joints with novel liquid acrylic thermoplastic Elium®. Fatigue response of the welded joints with integrated Energy Director (ED) and flat Elium® film was investigated and the baseline comparison was carried out with control adhesives. The results showed 10–12% higher fatigue life at 105 and 106 fatigue cycle as compared to the adhesively bonded joints. Fractographic investigation of fractured welded joints showed features such as fibre impingement and shear cusps formation which contributed to strong interfacial adhesion.
ISSN: 0167-577X
DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2020.127362
Rights: © 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (
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