Thermo-mechanical behaviour of balanced plain weave laminates

Shamsudin, M. and York, C.B. (2012) Thermo-mechanical behaviour of balanced plain weave laminates. In: Aerotech IV Conference on Recent Advances in Aerospace Technology, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21-22 Nov 2012,

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The classification of coupled and uncoupled laminates manufactured from balanced plain weave material is presented. Parent laminates are derived from combinations of standard ply angle orientations, i.e. 0, 90 and ±45º, from which 7 unique forms of coupled laminate are identified through judicious off-axis orientation. A single layer of balanced plain weave material is shown to be immune to thermal distortion upon cooling, following a standard high temperature manufacturing process, which implies that all classes of coupled laminate presented possess what is commonly referred to as the hygro-thermally curvature-stable condition, irrespective of ply orientation and stacking sequence.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Keywords:Balanced Plain Weave, Coupled Laminate, Extension-Twisting, Extension-Bending, Shearing-Twisting, Shearing-Bending, Hygro-Thermally Curvature-Stable
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:York, Dr Christopher
Authors: Shamsudin, M., and York, C.B.
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment

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