Understanding interlaminar toughening of unidirectional CFRP laminates with carbon nanotube veils

  title={Understanding interlaminar toughening of unidirectional CFRP laminates with carbon nanotube veils},
  author={Yunfu Ou and Carlos Gonz'alez and Juan J. Vilatela},
  journal={Composites Part B-engineering},
Abstract The introduction of nanostructured interlayers is one of the most promising strategies for interlaminar reinforcement in structural composites. In this work, we study the failure mechanism and interlayer microstructure of aerospace-grade structural composites reinforced with thin veils of carbon nanotube produced using an industrialised spinning process. Samples of unidirectional carbon fiber/epoxy matrix composites interleaved with different composition CNT veils were prepared using… Expand
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