Finite element simulations of laminated composite forming processes

R.H.W. ten Thije

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Continuous Fibre Reinforced Polymers (CFRPs) combine strength and stiffness of fibres with the design flexibility of polymeric matrix materials. Fast production methods like thermo-folding, diaphragm forming or stamping can produce large numbers of CFRP components in a cost efficient way. Pre-consolidated laminates are heated above their melting temperature and subsequently re-shaped. These forming processes can introduce unacceptable shape distortions such as springback, wrinkling or tearing. The objective of this research is the development of a design tool for high precision CFRP components made from multi-layer laminates. Optimisation of the CFRP design and the forming process reduces costly trial-and-error procedures and can significantly shorten the time-to-market. This requires a predictive model that is robust, accurate and fast. Such an all-encompassing procedure is not readily available.
    Original languageUndefined
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Akkerman, R., Supervisor
    • Huetink, Han, Supervisor
    Award date21 Sep 2007
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs9789036525466
    Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2007

    Keywords

    • IR-57908

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    ten Thije, R. H. W. (2007). Finite element simulations of laminated composite forming processes. University of Twente.
    ten Thije, R.H.W.. / Finite element simulations of laminated composite forming processes. University of Twente, 2007. 126 p.
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