Polymer Metal Hybrid Structures – Experimental Investigations of Deformation and Failure Behavior
In the last years lightweight constructions have gained in importance especially in the automotive sector. Combining materials in hybrid components leads to a high potential for weight reduction. One possibility for such a multi-material design approach is the combination of polymer and metal in one component. In this work the deformation and damage behavior of advanced longfiber reinforced polymer metal hybrids is investigated experimentally. The investigated joints of the in mould assembly produced components are partly based on mechanical interlocking and the transmission of force via the interface between the polymer and the metal.
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