Friction measurements on carbon fibre tows

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Friction plays an important role in the production of fibre reinforced composite products. The fibrous tows deform during the forming phase. Friction is regarded as a dominant phenomenon in tow deformation mechanisms. The coefficient of friction is a material-interface characteristic which gives a relation between applied deformation loads and frictional forces. A capstan experiment has been performed with carbon fibre tows on a steel cylinder. This work aims to clarify friction related mechanisms and identify dominant parameters. The applicability of the capstan experiment is investigated with respect to the frictional behaviour of fibrous tows.
Original languageUndefined
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM 2010 - Poitiers, France
Duration: 4 Jul 20109 Jul 2010
Conference number: 14


Conference14th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics, ICEM 2010
Abbreviated titleICEM


  • IR-74057

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