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The influence of manufacturing variables on the static and dynamic compressive strength of pre-preg moulded materials

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Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites consist of two or more components combined to give a synergistic effect for a better performance in service. One of the phases comprises layers of fibrous material while the other phase comprises of a polymer matrix. In this project, carbon fibre pre-preg material was used. All materials contain imperfections. Materials constituents and manufacturing anomalies are the main causes of faults in FRP composites. The presence of voids in FRP composites is the most common defect. The aim of this project was to determine the influence of voids on the static and dynamic compressive properties of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites. The influence of voids on fatigue life and failure behaviour were also investigated. [Continues.]

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Oversea Research Students Award [funding body unspecified].

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School

  • Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering

Department

  • Materials

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© Swee Cheng Yap

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.5) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/

Publication date

1991

Notes

A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.

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