Experimental study on impact tensile property of glass fiber

Norihiko Taniguchi*, Yoshihiko Arao, Tsuyoshi Nishiwaki, Norio Hirayama, Koichi Nakamura, Hiroyuki Kawada

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The tensile properties of E-glass, which is the most popular reinforcement fiber in composite materials, were determined from the experimental results of fiber bundle testing under a high strain rate. The tests were performed by using two types of experimental methods. One is the tension-type split Hopkinson bar system and the other is the universal highspeed tensile-testing machine. In the results, it was demonstrated that the tensile strength and fracture strain of E-glass fiber increased with the strain rate. The absorbed strain energy, therefore, significantly increased. It was also shown that the strain rate dependency of E-glass fiber tensile strength was strongly affected by fiber diameter. The smaller diameter of E-glass fiber has the stronger strain rate dependency. Finally, the impact tensile strengths of high-strength glass and carbon fibers were investigated. It was confirmed that the tensile strength of the high-strength glass fiber also increased with the strain rate, but the tensile properties of carbon fiber were almost independent of the strain rate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-175
Number of pages11
JournalAdvanced Composite Materials
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Energy absorption
  • Glass fiber
  • Impact property
  • Strain rate effect
  • Tensile strength

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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