Collapse of 3D orthogonal woven carbon fibre composites under in-plane tension/compression and out-of-plane bending composite structures

Turner, Paul and Liu, Tao and Zeng, Xuesen (2016) Collapse of 3D orthogonal woven carbon fibre composites under in-plane tension/compression and out-of-plane bending composite structures. Composite Structures . ISSN 1879-1085

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Abstract

An experimental and numerical investigation was undertaken to characterise the collapse of 3D orthogonal woven carbon fibre composites during the load cases of in-plane tension, inplane compression and out-of-plane bending. Two different fibre architectures, varying only by the density of through-thickness reinforcement, were investigated. Cantilever beam tests were carried out to isolate two distinct collapse mechanisms, i.e. bending governed and shear governed deformation. A qualitative comparison was made with a similar UD-laminate material. 3D woven composites exhibited significantly reduced delamination. An investigation into the efficacy of an embedded element modelling strategy for in-plane tension, in-plane compression and out-of-plane bending load cases was undertaken. The predictions were generally in good agreement with the experimental measurements for the inplane and out-of-plane loading.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Composite materials, 3D reinforcement, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Damage, Mechanical properties
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2016.01.100
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Depositing User: Zeng, Dr Xuesen
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2016 08:48
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 23:16
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/31381

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