Drape modelling of multi-layered composites

E.A.D. Lamers, Sebastiaan Wijskamp, Remko Akkerman

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In order to predict product distortions when producing thermoplastic composite parts in the Rubber Press Forming process, the occurring fibre re-orientation must be known. From drape experiments on a double dome geometry it is clear that the interlaminar shear behaviour has a dominating effect on the drape behaviour of multi-layered composites. A multi-layer material model, incorporating this interlaminar shear, was implemented into the FE-package DiekA. The predicted fibre distribution was then compared with the experimental results.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
EditorsV. Brucato
Place of PublicationSalerno, Italy
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventESAFORM 2003: 6th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Salerno, Italy
Duration: 28 Apr 200330 Apr 2003
Conference number: 6


ConferenceESAFORM 2003
Abbreviated titleESAFORM


  • IR-59444
  • METIS-217305

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