Press forming a 0/90 cross-ply advanced thermoplastic composite using the double-dome benchmark geometry

Harrison, P., Gomes, R. and Curado-Correia, N. (2013) Press forming a 0/90 cross-ply advanced thermoplastic composite using the double-dome benchmark geometry. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 54, pp. 56-69. (doi:10.1016/j.compositesa.2013.06.014)

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Abstract

A pre-consolidated thermoplastic advanced composite cross-ply sheet comprised of two uniaxial plies orientated at 0/90° has been thermoformed using tooling based on the double-dome bench-mark geometry. Mitigation of wrinkling was achieved using springs to apply tension to the forming sheet rather than using a friction-based blank-holder. The shear angle across the surface of the formed geometry has been measured and compared with data collected previously from experiments on woven engineering fabrics. The shear behaviour of the material has been characterised as a function of rate and temperature using the picture frame shear test technique. Multi-scale modelling predictions of the material’s shear behaviour have been incorporated in finite element forming predictions; the latter are compared against the experimental results.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Harrison, Dr Philip
Authors: Harrison, P., Gomes, R., and Curado-Correia, N.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1359-835X
ISSN (Online):1878-5840
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd.
First Published:First published in Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 54:56-59
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
556771Forming of tailored thermoplastic compositesPhilip HarrisonThe Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE)10177/181ENG - ENGINEERING SYSTEMS POWER & ENERGY