3D Preforming technologies for composite applications

Padaki, NV and Alagirusamy, R and Sugun, BS (2008) 3D Preforming technologies for composite applications. In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Aerospace Science and Technology (INCAST 2008-033), 26-28 Jun 2008, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    With the high end applications like aerospace, the orientation of the fibrous reinforcement is becoming more and more important from load bearing point of view as well as need of placing the reinforcement oriented in the third dimension. In textile process, there is direct control over fiber placements and ease of handling of fibers. Textile technology is of particular importance in the context of improving certain properties of composites like inter-laminar shear and damage tolerance apart from reducing the cost of manufacturing. Depending upon textile preforming method the range of fiber orientation and fiber volume fraction of preform will vary, subsequently affecting matrix infiltration and consolidation. As a route to mass production of textile composites, the production speed, material handling and material design flexibility are major factors responsible for selection of textile reinforcement production. This article reviews the developments occurred in this field of textile preforming along with their advantages and disadvantages and also presents the studies on 3D multilayer interlocked woven reinforced composite materials performance.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to National Aerospace Laboratories
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Composite applications;Composite materials
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Other, Other, Fibre Reinforced Plastics Division
    Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2009
    Last Modified: 17 Jun 2010 14:22
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4992

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