DOI: 10.1177/00219983231194260 ISSN: 0021-9983

Multi attribute decision making through COPRAS on tensile properties of hybrid fiber metal laminate sandwich structures for aerospace and automotive industries

Mahmoud M Awd Allah, Marwa A Abd El-baky, Hassan Alshahrani, Tamer A Sebaey, Dalia A Hegazy
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites

Fiber metal laminates (FMLs) are made by sandwiching a fiber-reinforced composite between thin layers of metal. FMLs are modern materials utilized in the manufacture of automobiles and aircraft because of their improved mechanical behavior compared to conventional metallic alloys. In the current study, different fabrics, that is, jute (J), glass (G), carbon (C), basalt (B), and aramid (A) were used as reinforcing components for composites that were sandwiched between two aluminum (Al) alloy sheets as a metal component in the proposed FMLs. The effect of hybridizing J-reinforced composite with different declared fabrics on the tensile response of the designed FMLs was experimentally investigated. The proposed FMLs were created using manual lay-up and compression casting techniques. Complex proportional assessment (COPRAS) was adapted to find the best FMLs structure that achieved the optimum tensile properties. The Al/2C/4J/2C/Al and Al/8J/Al structures were ranked first and last, respectively, based on COPRAS results.

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