Finite element simulations of laminated composites forming processes

R.H.W. ten Thije, Remko Akkerman

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This paper shows the results of forming simulations of multi-layer pre-consolidated 8H satin weave PPS laminates on a wing stiffener geometry. The results are validated against forming experiments, performed at Stork Fokker AESP, the Netherlands. A shell type FE formulation is used to include realistic bending behaviour of the laminate. The intra-ply properties of the laminate are measured with bias extension experiments. The frictional properties, for both tool-ply and ply-ply friction, were measured using a newly developed setup and included in the simulations.
Original languageUndefined
Pages (from-to)715-718
JournalInternational journal of material forming
Issue numberSuppl.
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Thermoplastic composites
  • IR-75435
  • Friction
  • Finite element
  • forming simulation

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