The effect of volume fraction on the fatigue strength of unsaturated polyester / glass fiber composite

  • Sundus A. Razzak
Keywords: volume fraction, fatigue strength, unsaturated polyester / glass fiber composite.


 In this work polymeric composites were done from unsaturated polyester as a matrix reinforced with glass fiber type (E-glass) with two different volume fraction 20% & 40%. Fatigue tests showed that the number of fatigue cycles to failure limit for samples reinforced with uniform (woven Roving 0-90°) E-glass fiber and random (continuous fibers) with volume fraction 40% more than that for the same samples with volume fraction 20%. Also the fatigue results showed that the uniform samples failed with fatigue cycles more than that of random.