Flow characteristics of carbon fibre moulding compounds
Evans, A.D. and Qian, C.C. and Turner, T.A. and Harper, L.T. and Warrior, N.A. (2016) Flow characteristics of carbon fibre moulding compounds. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 90 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 1359-835X
This paper presents the development of a low-cost carbon fibre moulding compound using an automated spray deposition process. Directed Fibre Compounding (DFC) is used to produce charge packs directly from low cost carbon fibre tows and liquid epoxy resin. A range of material and process related parameters have been studied to understand their influence on the level of macroscopic charge flow, in an attempt to produce a carbon fibre moulding compound with similar flow characteristics to conventional glass fibre SMCs.
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