The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures

Bitar, Isam and Aboulkhair, Nesma and Leach, Richard (2017) The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures. In: 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, 7-9 August 2017, Austin, Texas, USA. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This study looks into the applicability of through-thickness assessment to additive manufacturing (AM) carbon-fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs). The study utilised a material extrusion printer that uses fused filament fabrication and composite filament fabrication technologies to manufacture functionally-graded polymer and composite polymer parts. The matrix material of choice was nylon 6. Samples were printed exploring a range of reinforcement volume content. In summary, this study presents an assessment of the applicability of through-thickness testing to AM CFRP specimens and provides a performance comparison between AM composite through-thickness properties and the properties of equivalent CM CFRP specimens.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
RIS ID: https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/882439
Additional Information: Published in: Proceedings of 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, 7-9 August 2017. Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin, 2017, p. 616-632.
Keywords: carbon fibre, through thickness, composite, mechanical behaviour, additive manufacture
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Engineering > Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
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Depositing User: Bitar, Isam
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 12:35
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:06
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/46050

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