The paper studies compressibility and permeability of a CNT/CNF-grafted woven carbon reinforcement. It is shown that the pressure needed to achieve the target fibre volume fraction of the perform increases drastically when CNT/CNF are present in the preform. This can lower the achievable fibre volume fraction for economical vacuum assisted light-RTM manufacturing and increase the pressure requirements in autoclave processing. The permeability of the preform is found to be non-affected by the presence of CNT/CNF.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 11 Jul 2010|
|Event||10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, FPCM-10 2010 - Monte Verita, Ascona, Switzerland|
Duration: 11 Jul 2010 → 15 Jul 2010
Conference number: 10
|Conference||10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, FPCM-10 2010|
|Period||11/07/10 → 15/07/10|
- Textile reinforcements
Lomov, S. V., Beyers, L., Gorbatikh, L., Verpoest, I., Koysin, V., Kotanjac, Z., & Karahan, M. (2010). Permeability and compressibility of CNT/CNF grafted reinforcements. 1-5. Paper presented at 10th International Conference on Flow Processes in Composite Materials, FPCM-10 2010, Ascona, Switzerland.