Shape distortions in fabric reinforced composite products due to processing induced fibre reorientation

Edwin A.D. Lamers

    Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

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    Abstract

    Woven fabric reinforced composite materials are typically applied in plate or shell structures, such as ribs, stiffeners and skins. Products of these types can be produced with several production processes. A few examples are diaphragm forming, matched metal die forming and rubber press forming. Shape distortions can occur during manufacturing of composite products. During the development stage of the products these distortions often exceed the high dimensional accuracy required in, for example, the aeronautical and car industry. Costly trial and error methods are generally applied to meet the dimensional accuracy. Modelling the shape distortions on beforehand can aid to reduce the development costs of these products.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Twente
    Supervisors/Advisors
    • Akkerman, R., Supervisor
    • Huétink, J., Co-Supervisor
    Award date23 Apr 2004
    Place of PublicationEnschede
    Publisher
    Print ISBNs90-365-2043-6
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2004

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