Tow placement studies for liquid composite moulding
Turner, Matthew Richard (1998) Tow placement studies for liquid composite moulding. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis describes the work undertaken developing techniques for the design and manufacture of continuous fibre preforms for liquid composite moulding. A prototype tow placement facility based on the roller placement of up to 5 tows onto a flat bed was developed. This was used to prepare preforms for 4 industrially based demonstrator components which were subsequently successfully moulded. In tests vibrational performance of parts so manufactured showed slight improvements in mechanical performance compared with those manufactured from conventional reinforcement.
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