On the interply friction of different generations of carbon/epoxy prepreg systems
2011 (English)In: Composites. Part A, Applied science and manufacturing, ISSN 1359-835X, E-ISSN 1878-5840, Vol. 42, no 9, 1067-1074 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Using pre-stacked material that is formed as a first step in the manufacturing process offers reduced process cycle time for production of complex structural components. The forming is achieved by forcing layers to deform by e.g. intraply deformation and interply slippage, where the latter is the scope of this study. The prepreg-prepreg friction is experimentally determined for four unidirectional carbon/epoxy prepreg systems. The materials differ considering volume fraction of fibres, fibre stiffness and phase of thermoplastic toughener (solved or particles). The study shows large individual differences between the tested materials, where the material systems with particle tougheners seem to obey a boundary lubrication friction, while the other materials show hydrodynamically dominated friction. A large difference between the high and low friction materials, almost a factor of 10, correlates to trends seen in the herein performed surface roughness measurements. Vacuum as well as autoclave consolidated materials are tested.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2011. Vol. 42, no 9, 1067-1074 p.
Prepreg, Carbon fibre, Forming, Surface analysis
Vehicle Engineering Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics Materials Engineering
Research subject SRA - Production
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-26091DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2011.04.010ISI: 000293313900001ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79959928978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-26091DiVA: diva2:369908
FunderXPRES - Initiative for excellence in production research
QC 20110128. Uppdaterad från submitted till published 20110816.2010-11-122010-11-122016-08-11Bibliographically approved