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Analysis of the Surface Topography of Fractures Caused by Static and Impact Bending of Polypropylene and Polyamide PA6 Reinforced with Continuous Glass Fibers
 
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology, ul. St. Mikołajczyka 5, Opole, Poland
 
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, ul. I. Łukasiewicza 5, Wrocław, Poland
 
 
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Karolina Głowacka   

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Opole University of Technology, ul. St. Mikołajczyka 5, Opole, Poland
 
 
Adv. Sci. Technol. Res. J. 2024; 18(5)
 
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The work analyzes the fracture topography of composite specimens subjected to three-point bending - static and impact. Scanning electron microscopy was used for this purpose. The tests were performed for two different materials - polypropylene and polyamide PA6, each reinforced with unidirectional glass fibers. In one case, the fibers were distributed evenly, and in the other, there were areas more and less reinforced with fibers. It was observed that in all cases the tension and compression parts could be clearly distinguished. However, for different materials and with different methods of destruction, different failure mechanisms were observed, noted based on the analysis of the fracture topography. It was observed that regardless of the loading method and material, in the tensile part there were visibly protruding fibers, and in the compressed part it was the matrix, not the fibers, that was destroyed. In the case of statically loaded samples, damage occurred at the macrostructural level, and in the case of dynamically loaded samples, at the microstructural level. Additionally, samples with uneven fiber distribution were more susceptible to delamination.
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