Modelling shape distortions in composite products

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

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Shape distortions often occur after the forming of woven fabric reinforced composite products. The thermomechanical behaviour of the product must be known in order to predict these product distortions. A two-step strategy is proposed to model the thermomechanical behaviour of a product. First, the fibre reorientation during processing is predicted, including the process induced fibre stresses. Secondly, a Classical Laminate Theory based model accounts for the locally changed thermomechanical properties of the composite. The strategy is demonstrated with a hemispherical product.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationThe 7th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
EditorsA. Storen
Place of PublicationTrondheim, Norwegen
PublisherNorwegian University of Science and Technology
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)82-92499-012-04
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2004
EventESAFORM 2004: 7th ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming - Trondheim, Norway, Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 28 Apr 200430 Apr 2004
Conference number: 7


ConferenceESAFORM 2004
Abbreviated titleESAFORM
Other28-30 april 2004


  • METIS-222813
  • IR-59510

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