Effects out-of-plane properties on distortions of composite panels

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

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Abstract

Continuous-fibre-reinforced plastic products show shape distortions when they are released from the mould after forming at elevated temperatures. The residual stresses and the resulting spring-forward of a curved product can be modelled, but this requires the three-dimensional thermo-elastic properties of a laminate. These are predicted for a woven fabric reinforced plastic using micromechanics. To verify the modelling, a dilatometer test set-up is developed to measure the dimensional changes due to temperature changes of curved strip specimens made of carbon/PEI 5H satin weave fabric laminates.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings of Fibre Reinforced Composites 2000
EditorsA.G. Gibson
Place of PublicationNew Castle, UK
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Pages361-368
ISBN (Print)1 85573 550 4
Publication statusPublished - 14 Dec 2000

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PublisherWoodhead Publishing

Keywords

  • IR-75458
  • METIS-145462

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