Fiber Orientation and Fillers Effects on Specific Heat of Fabric Reinforced Hybrid Epoxy Composites

  • Marina BUNEA "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania
  • Mihaela Claudia GOROVEI "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania
  • Claudia Veronica UNGUREANU "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania
  • Vasile BRIA "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania
Keywords: hybrid stratified composites, filled epoxy matrix, fiber orientation, specific heat


In this investigation, the specific heat of four fabric reinforced hybrid composite materials with filled stratified epoxy matrix was analysed. All hybrid composite materials were made of 17 layers, for which were used carbon, aramid, glass and hybrid fabrics. The stratified filled epoxy matrix of fabric reinforced hybrid composites represents a matrix, in whose structure it was used three types of fillers mixtures between certain plies. The investigation of specific heat of hybrid composite materials was performed by using of Differential Scanning Calorimetry instrument. It was analysed the effects of fiber orientation at various angles on specific heat of fabric reinforced hybrid composites with filled stratified epoxy matrix and the influence of fillers mixtures on these thermal properties of epoxy matrix. Also, it was studied the specific heat of hybrid epoxy composites in dependence of carbon and aramid plies number in studied materials structure.

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BUNEA M, GOROVEI MC, UNGUREANU CV, BRIA V. Fiber Orientation and Fillers Effects on Specific Heat of Fabric Reinforced Hybrid Epoxy Composites. The Annals of “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati. Fascicle IX, Metallurgy and Materials Science [Internet]. 15Jun.2019 [cited 21Sep.2021];42(2):32-8. Available from: