Characterising the forming mechanics of pre-consolidated nylon-carbon composite

Harrison, P. , Fernandez Alvarez, M., Correia, N., Mimoso, P., Cristovao, C. and Gomes, R. (2018) Characterising the forming mechanics of pre-consolidated nylon-carbon composite. In: ECCM 18: 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece, 24-28 June 2018,

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Preliminary bending and shear tests are performed on a nylon-carbon fibre pre-consolidated cross-ply 0/90/90/0 laminate. The aim is to produce data for use in macro-scale forming simulations. A novel variation on the usual uniaxial bias extension tests is devised. The modifications are designed to create a well-defined boundary condition at the extremities of the test specimen while avoiding transverse squeeze flows due to clamping pressure and undesirable temperature gradients across the test specimen. A variant of the cantilever test is also developed to characterise the temperature-dependent flexural rigidity of the composite as a function of temperature. The cantilever set-up is designed to maximise the rate of testing. Reasonable results are found using both preliminary set-ups, though various causes of error are highlighted and suggestions for future improvements are made.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Additional Information:The authors would like to thank project LaTCH II, reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-003477, within the Portugal 2020 (PT2020) in the Competitiveness and Internationalization Operational Program, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Fernandez Alvarez, Mr Marcos and Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Harrison, P., Fernandez Alvarez, M., Correia, N., Mimoso, P., Cristovao, C., and Gomes, R.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 The Authors
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