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Effect of Stacking Sequences on the Mechanical and Damping Properties of Flax Glass Fiber Hybrid

Khouloud Cheour1,*, Mustapha Assarar1, Daniel Scida1, Rezak Ayad1, Xiaolu Gong2

Université de Reims Champagne Ardenne, LISM EA 4695, 51097 Reims, France.
Université de Technologie de Troyes, ICD/LASMIS, UMR CNRS 6281, 10010 Troyes, France.

*Corresponding Author: Khouloud Cheour. Email: email.

Journal of Renewable Materials 2019, 7(9), 877-889.


The aim of this study is to show the interest of the mechanical and dynamical properties of glass-flax hybrid composites. Therefore, various staking sequences of glass-flax hybrid composites were manufactured and tested in free vibrations. The damping coefficients were identified by fitting the experimental responses of free-free bending vibrations. The obtained results show that the staking sequences and the position of flax fiber layers in the hybrid composites changed the properties, so a classification of different stacking sequences was established. In fact, the hybrid laminate made of two glass external layers placed on both sides of four flax layers is very interesting in term of its mechanical and damping properties. Indeed, it showed better specific bending modulus and loss factor than glass composites with proportions of 31 and 39%, respectively. A study of a structure of this composite has been made to validate the obtained results.


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Cheour, K., Assarar, M., Scida, D., Ayad, R., Gong, X. (2019). Effect of Stacking Sequences on the Mechanical and Damping Properties of Flax Glass Fiber Hybrid. Journal of Renewable Materials, 7(9), 877–889.


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