Fabrication and Machinability (Drilling) Properties of Fiber Metal Laminate (FML) Composites (CARALL and GLARE)

Ekici E., Motorcu A. R.

in: Polymer Nanocomposites - Fabrication to Applications, Rajesh Kumar Verma,Shivi Kesarwani,Jinyang Xu,J. Paulo Davim, Editor, CRC Press, Florida, pp.217-228, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Vocational Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • City: Florida
  • Page Numbers: pp.217-228
  • Editors: Rajesh Kumar Verma,Shivi Kesarwani,Jinyang Xu,J. Paulo Davim, Editor
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


The increasing need for lightweight and high-performance composite structures in the aerospace industry increases the demand for fiber metal laminate (FML) composite materials. This situation makes it necessary to improve existing FML materials’ mechanical properties and develop production and assembly conditions. In this section, the pre-production conditions of carbon fiber-reinforced aluminum laminates (CARALL) and glass laminate aluminum reinforced epoxy (GLARE) composites, which are currently under development, are evaluated. The effects of the metal group and fiber type on mechanical properties are presented. In addition to the traditional thermoset-based FML, the forming capabilities and mechanical properties of the new-generation thermoplastic-based fiber metal laminate (TFML) are also discussed. The effects of nanoparticles on the mechanical properties of FML were evaluated. FML production technologies are presented in detail. In FML composites, drilling is a common post-production joining method, as is the assembly of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite and metallic stacks. For this reason, the manufacturing processes required for assembling FML composites have been examined, and the drilling process has been comprehensively evaluated.