Shape Evolution of Carbon Epoxy Laminated Composite during Curing


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The laminated composites undergo chemical deformation on cross-linking and thermal deformation while cooling during fabrication process. In thin laminates, due to large displacements and complex shape evolution, these deformations can only be explained by using nonlinear strain-displacement relationship. In the present article, the thermal and chemical deformations occurring in carbon/epoxy laminates are calculated together for the first time by considering a non-linear geometrical approach, to understand the evolution of shape and hence residual stresses induced during fabrication process.



Key Engineering Materials (Volumes 504-506)

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M. Merklein and H. Hagenah




Y. Nawab et al., "Shape Evolution of Carbon Epoxy Laminated Composite during Curing", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 504-506, pp. 1145-1150, 2012

Online since:

February 2012




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