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Fatigue behaviour of pseudo-ductile unidirectional thin-ply carbon/epoxy-glass/epoxy hybrid composites (2019)
Journal Article
Suwarta, P., Fotouhi, M., Czél, G., Longana, M., & Wisnom, M. R. (2019). Fatigue behaviour of pseudo-ductile unidirectional thin-ply carbon/epoxy-glass/epoxy hybrid composites. Composite Structures, 224, 110996. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.110996

© 2019 The Authors This paper is the first detailed investigation of the fatigue behavior of pseudo-ductile unidirectional (UD)thin-ply interlayer hybrids made of thin-ply carbon/epoxy plies sandwiched between standard thickness glass/epoxy plies und... Read More about Fatigue behaviour of pseudo-ductile unidirectional thin-ply carbon/epoxy-glass/epoxy hybrid composites.

Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Idarraga, G., Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., J, M., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension. Presented at ICCM22

This work studies the hybrid effect in high performance Quasi-Isotropic (QI) composite plates under tensile loading. The hybrid effect is the enhancement in strain at failure of the carbon fibre layers in the hybrid composite compared with a pure car... Read More about Investigation of the hybrid effect in high performance quasi-isotropic thin-ply carbon/glass composites under tension.

Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, M., Suwarta, P., Jenkin, R., Jalalvand, M., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates. Presented at ICCM22

This paper investigates fatigue behaviour of a QI composite made from thin carbon plies and standard thickness glass plies. As illustrated in Fig. 2, this orientation-dispersed QI thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminate showed a successful pseudo-ducti... Read More about Fatigue behaviour of un-notched and open-hole quasi-isotropic pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates.

Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Jalalvand, M., Idarraga, G., Fotouhi, M., Meza, J., & Wisnom, M. (2019, August). Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding. Presented at ICCM22

Most of the progress to-date about achieving gradual failure have been mainly focused on in-plane loading and particularly tension. In many real structural applications, the load is not pure in-plane and is a mix of in-plane and transverse. One of th... Read More about Achieving gradual failure in hybrid composite laminates- progressing from tension to beding.

Acoustic emission based investigation on the effect of temperature and hybridization on drop weight impact and post-impact residual strength of hemp and basalt fibres reinforced polymer composite laminates (2019)
Journal Article
Suresh Kumar, C., Fotouhi, M., Saeedifar, M., & Arumugam, V. (2019). Acoustic emission based investigation on the effect of temperature and hybridization on drop weight impact and post-impact residual strength of hemp and basalt fibres reinforced polymer composite laminates. Composites Part B: Engineering, 173, 106962. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.106962

© 2019 Elsevier Ltd This paper investigates the effect of temperature and hybridization on the impact damage evolution and post-impact residual strength of hemp/epoxy, basalt/epoxy and their hybrid laminates, using mechanical and acoustic emission (A... Read More about Acoustic emission based investigation on the effect of temperature and hybridization on drop weight impact and post-impact residual strength of hemp and basalt fibres reinforced polymer composite laminates.

Polyether sulfone interleaved glass/carbon hybrid composite under impact loading (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, S., Clamp, J., Bolouri, A., & Fotouhi, M. (2019, May). Polyether sulfone interleaved glass/carbon hybrid composite under impact loading. Poster presented at Comptest2019

This work presents an attempt to improve the low velocity impact performance of Carbon/Glass hybrid composites by interleaving with tough polyether sulfone (PES) membranes. The hybrid composite was made of a glass/epoxy block that was sandwiched betw... Read More about Polyether sulfone interleaved glass/carbon hybrid composite under impact loading.

4D printing self-morphing structures (2019)
Journal Article
Bodaghi, M., Noroozi, R., Zolfagharian, A., Fotouhi, M., & Norouzi, S. (2019). 4D printing self-morphing structures. Materials, 12(8), https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12081353

© 2019 by the authors. Themain objective of thispaper is to introduce complex structureswith self-bending/morphing/ rolling features fabricated by 4D printing technology, and replicate their thermo-mechanical behaviors using a simple computational to... Read More about 4D printing self-morphing structures.

The high strain rate tension behaviour of pseudo-ductile high performance thin ply composites (2019)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, M., Fuller, J., Longana, M., Jalavand, M., & Wisnom, M. (2019). The high strain rate tension behaviour of pseudo-ductile high performance thin ply composites. Composite Structures, 215, 365-376. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.02.068

In this study the effect of strain rate in tension on two different types of thin-ply pseudo-ductile laminates is reported. These comprised Unidirectional (UD) and quasi-isotropic (QI) hybrids made from low strain thin-ply carbon/epoxy and high strai... Read More about The high strain rate tension behaviour of pseudo-ductile high performance thin ply composites.

Damage characterization of nano-interleaved CFRP under static and fatigue loading (2019)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, M., Fragassa, C., Fotouhi, S., Saghafi, H., & Minak, G. (2019). Damage characterization of nano-interleaved CFRP under static and fatigue loading. Fibers, 7(2), 13. https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7020013

© 2019 by the authors. The use of high strength-to-weight ratio-laminated fiber-reinforced composites is emerging in engineering sectors such as aerospace, marine and automotive to improve productivity. Nevertheless, delamination between the layers i... Read More about Damage characterization of nano-interleaved CFRP under static and fatigue loading.

Size-dependent nonlinear secondary resonance of micro-/nano-beams made of nano-porous biomaterials including truncated cube cells (2018)
Journal Article
Sahmani, S., Fotouhi, M., & Aghdam, M. M. (2019). Size-dependent nonlinear secondary resonance of micro-/nano-beams made of nano-porous biomaterials including truncated cube cells. Acta Mechanica, 230(3), 1077-1103. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00707-018-2334-9

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature. Porous biomaterials have been utilized in cellular structures in order to mimic the function of bone as a branch of tissue engineering approach. With the aid of nano-porous biomaterials i... Read More about Size-dependent nonlinear secondary resonance of micro-/nano-beams made of nano-porous biomaterials including truncated cube cells.

Improvement of the impact properties of composite laminates by means of nano-modification of the matrix-A review (2018)
Journal Article
Saghafi, H., Fotouhi, M., & Minak, G. (2018). Improvement of the impact properties of composite laminates by means of nano-modification of the matrix-A review. Applied Sciences, 8(12), 2406. https://doi.org/10.3390/app8122406

© 2017 by the authors. This paper reviews recent works on the application of nanofibers and nanoparticle reinforcements to enhance the interlaminar fracture toughness, to reduce the impact induced damage and to improve the compression after impact pe... Read More about Improvement of the impact properties of composite laminates by means of nano-modification of the matrix-A review.

Investigating the pre-damaged PZT sensors under impact traction (2018)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, S., Fotouhi, M., Pavlovic, A., & Djordjevic, N. (2018). Investigating the pre-damaged PZT sensors under impact traction. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 6(4), 142. https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse6040142

© 2018 by the authors. Ships are usually under vibration, impact, and other kinds of static and dynamic loads. These loads arise from water flow across the hull or surfaces, the propeller cavitation, and so on. For optimal design purposes and reliabl... Read More about Investigating the pre-damaged PZT sensors under impact traction.

Pseudo-ductility of unidirectional thin ply hybrid composites in longitudinal compression (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Suwarta, P., Czel, G., Fotouhi, M., Rycerz, J., & Wisnom, M. (2018, September). Pseudo-ductility of unidirectional thin ply hybrid composites in longitudinal compression. Presented at ASC 33rd Annual Technical Conference

The compression response of unidirectional thin-ply carbon (C) standard thickness S-glass (SG) hybrid composites is presented. Gradual failure up to high strain has been demonstrated for [SG1/(C1/SG1)17] and [SG1/(C2/SG1)17] hybrid configurations. T... Read More about Pseudo-ductility of unidirectional thin ply hybrid composites in longitudinal compression.

Compact tension test behaviour of Pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., Xu, X., & Wisnom, M. (2018, September). Compact tension test behaviour of Pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids. Presented at ICCS21

The aim of this work was to investigate the notched behaviour of thin ply pseudo-ductile carbon/glass hybrid laminates with in-plane Over-height Compact Tension (OCT) specimens. Therefore, a series of tests were performed on two different thin-ply ca... Read More about Compact tension test behaviour of Pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids.

Bearing and bearing-bypass of pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., Wu, X., & Wisnom, M. (2018, September). Bearing and bearing-bypass of pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids. Presented at ICCS21

The aim of this work was to investigate the bearing and bearing-bypass behaviour of thin ply pseudo-ductile carbon/glass hybrid laminates in tension. Therefore, a series of tests were performed based on ASTM D7248/D7248M–12 on a Quasi Isotropic (QI)... Read More about Bearing and bearing-bypass of pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/ glass hybrids.

The study of buckling and post-buckling behavior of laminated composites consisting multiple delaminations using acoustic emission (2018)
Journal Article
Sobhani, A., Saeedifar, M., Najafabadi, M. A., Fotouhi, M., & Zarouchas, D. (2018). The study of buckling and post-buckling behavior of laminated composites consisting multiple delaminations using acoustic emission. Thin-Walled Structures, 127, 145-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tws.2018.02.011

© 2018 Elsevier Ltd This study introduces a comprehensive set of designed and tested glass/epoxy composites, AE monitoring and signal processing techniques; (i) to investigate the effect of multiple delaminations on buckling and post-buckling behavio... Read More about The study of buckling and post-buckling behavior of laminated composites consisting multiple delaminations using acoustic emission.

Notch insensitive orientation-dispersed pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates (2018)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, M., Jalalvand, M., & Wisnom, M. R. (2018). Notch insensitive orientation-dispersed pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 110, 29-44. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2018.04.012

© 2018 Notch sensitivity, free edge delamination and brittle failure are limiting factors for the wider use of conventional composite laminates. In our previous study, a hybrid layup concept with the different materials blocked together but with disp... Read More about Notch insensitive orientation-dispersed pseudo-ductile thin-ply carbon/glass hybrid laminates.

Acoustic emission monitoring of thin ply hybrid composites under repeated quasi-static tensile loading (2018)
Journal Article
Fotouhi, M., Suwarta, P., Jalalvand, M., Czél, G., & Wisnom, R. M. (2018). Acoustic emission monitoring of thin ply hybrid composites under repeated quasi-static tensile loading. https://doi.org/10.5937/fmet1802238F

© Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade. This paper investigates the applicability of the acoustic emission (AE) technique for identification of the damage onset and accumulation in SGlass/ TR30-Carbon hybrid laminates under repeated quasi-stat... Read More about Acoustic emission monitoring of thin ply hybrid composites under repeated quasi-static tensile loading.

Residual stress evaluation in friction stir welding of aluminum plates by means of acoustic emission and ultrasonic waves (2018)
Journal Article
Sadeghi, S., Zarif Karimi, N., Fotouhi, M., Hasani, M., Najafabadi, M. A., & Pavlovic, A. (2018). Residual stress evaluation in friction stir welding of aluminum plates by means of acoustic emission and ultrasonic waves. https://doi.org/10.5937/fmet1802230S

© Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Belgrade. The residual stress assessment in structures is essential for optimization of the structures' design. The attention of this paper is focused on how acoustic emission signals caused by tensile loading of... Read More about Residual stress evaluation in friction stir welding of aluminum plates by means of acoustic emission and ultrasonic waves.

Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact (2017)
Journal Article
Pashmforoush, F., Fotouhi, M., & Sarhan, A. A. D. (2018). Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 37(3), 155-165. https://doi.org/10.1177/0731684417737166

© 2017, © The Author(s) 2017. In this study, an experimentally validated numerical analysis was performed toward optimization of stacking sequence in multidirectional laminated composites subjected to low-velocity impact. For this purpose, an optimiz... Read More about Experimental–numerical study on minimizing impact induced damage in laminated composites under low-velocity impact.