Modelling the permeability of random discontinuous carbon fibre preforms

Xiao, Z., Liu, X., Harper, L. T., Endruweit, A. and Warrior, N. A. (2020) Modelling the permeability of random discontinuous carbon fibre preforms. Journal of Composite Materials, (doi:10.1177/0021998320902506) (Early Online Publication)

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A force-directed algorithm was developed to create representative geometrical models of fibre distributions in directed carbon fibre preforms. Local permeability values were calculated for the preform models depending on the local fibre orientation, distribution and volume fraction. The effect of binder content was incorporated by adjusting the principal permeability values of the meso-scale discontinuous fibre bundles, using corresponding experimental data obtained for unidirectional non-crimp fabrics. The model provides an upper boundary for the permeability of directed carbon fibre preform architectures, where predictions are within one standard deviation of the experimental mean for all architectures studied.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The financial support by the Ningbo S&T Bureau Ningbo International Collaboration Project (project code 2017D10033) and the Ningbo 3315 Innovation Team Scheme ‘R&D of Lightweight High Strength SMC materials’ is acknowledged.
Status:Early Online Publication
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Xiao, Dr Zhaofei
Authors: Xiao, Z., Liu, X., Harper, L. T., Endruweit, A., and Warrior, N. A.
Subjects:T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TS Manufactures
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Journal of Composite Materials
Publisher:SAGE Publications
ISSN (Online):1530-793X
Published Online:28 January 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Authors 2020
First Published:First published in Journal of Composite Materials 2020
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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