Numerical and Experimental Studies on Cured Shape of Thin Unsymmetric Carbon/Epoxy Laminates
An analytical model was established by means of Ritz method to calculate the cured shape of cross-ply unsymmetric composite laminates. A number of experiments of Carbon/Epoxy laminates were conducted. It was found in the experiment that the warped surface could be a multiple-value function, which should be studied further. The result of calculation correlates well with the experimental result except the regions very near the laminate edge. The conclusion is instructive to manufacture of composite laminates.
J.K. Kim, D.Z. Wo, L.M. Zhou, H.T. Huang, K.T. Lau and M. Wang
F. H. Dai et al., "Numerical and Experimental Studies on Cured Shape of Thin Unsymmetric Carbon/Epoxy Laminates", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 334-335, pp. 137-140, 2007