Trial Fabrication of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Materials


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This paper deals with a new fabrication technique of carbon fiber-reinforced thermoplastic (CFRTP) honeycomb cores and all-CFRTP honeycomb sandwich panels. The CFRTP core was made of plane woven carbon fiber-reinforced polypropylene prepreg sheets. The stacked CFRTP prepreg sheets were periodically hot-pressed at the node locations, and then expanded to form an all-CFRP honeycomb core. The resultant CFRTP honeycomb cores were glued with the same polypropylene-based plain-woven CFRTP skin plates. The mechanical performance of the all-CFRTP honeycomb sandwich panels was evaluated by flexural tests. The experimental results showed the effectiveness of proposed all-CFRTP sandwich panels.



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Luis Rodríguez-Tembleque, Jaime Domínguez and Ferri M.H. Aliabadi




H. Takagi et al., "Trial Fabrication of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Honeycomb Sandwich Materials", Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 774, pp. 25-30, 2018

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August 2018




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