Dr. Ali Al-Athari participated in the Fifth Scientific Conference of Mechanical Engineering organized by Yildiz Technical University in Istanbul. Al-Athari presented research entitled “The effect of pre-tensioning of glass fibers on the bending properties of panels from composite materials.”
The study aims to highlight the influence of prestressing on immersed glass fibers in a polymeric epoxy base. The results showed that the bending resistance improved to 67%, while the shear resistance resulting from the bending improved to 41%, and an improvement in the bending coefficient of the plates was observed for 31%. The convergence ratio between the practical results and the numerical analysis was about 96%.