Tensile Fracture Strength of Boron (Sae-1042)/Epoxy/Aluminum (5083 H112) Laminates
Recognizing the mechanical property of a component is tremendously important, before it is used as an purpose to
keep away from any failure. Composite structures put into practice can be subjected to various types of loads. One of the
main loads among such is tensile load. This paper shows experimental study and results of the flat rectangular dog bone
tensile specimen of Boron (SAE-1042)-Epoxy/Aluminum (5083 H112) (B/Ep/Al) laminated metal composite (LMC). LMCs
are a single form of composite material in which alternating metal or metal containing layers are bonded mutually with
separate interfaces. Boron metal is among the hardest materials from the earth’s crest coupled with the aluminum metal, it is
known that one side of boron and aluminum plates are appropriately knurled and later adhesively bonded with an epoxy
which acts as binder and consolidated by using heavy upsetting press. Processes of tensile tests have been carried out with a
hydraulic machine where three specimens with the same geometry were tested which all of them showing similar stress-
strain curves. These results of tensile tests were evidently indicated the nature of ductility.
Keywords- FML, GLARE, LMC, Boron (SAE-1042), Epoxy, Aluminum (5083 H112), Aluminum (6061-t6), Aluminum
(6083-t6), LMC, BEA, tensile behavior, Stress- strain curve.