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The effect of cure cycle heating rate on the fibre/matrix interface

Coenen, Victoria, Walker, Andrew, Day, Richard, Nesbitt, Alan, Zhang, Jin and Fox, Bronwyn 2007, The effect of cure cycle heating rate on the fibre/matrix interface, in Proceedings of the 28th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science: Interface Design of the Polymer Matrix Composites - Mechanics, Chemistry, Modelling and Manufacturing, Riso National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark, pp. 157-164.

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Title The effect of cure cycle heating rate on the fibre/matrix interface
Author(s) Coenen, Victoria
Walker, Andrew
Day, Richard
Nesbitt, Alan
Zhang, Jin
Fox, Bronwyn
Conference name Riso International Symposium on Materials Science (28th: 2007: Roskilde, Denmark)
Conference location Roskilde, Denmark
Conference dates 3-6 September 2007
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the 28th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science: Interface Design of the Polymer Matrix Composites - Mechanics, Chemistry, Modelling and Manufacturing
Editor(s) Sorensen, B.F.
Mikkelsen, L.P.
Lilholt, H.
Goutianos, S.
Abdul-Mahdi, F.S.
Publication date 2007
Conference series Riso International Symposium on Materials Science
Start page 157
End page 164
Publisher Riso National Laboratory
Place of publication Roskilde, Denmark
Summary Development of civil aerospace composites is key to future “greener” aircraft. Aircraft manufacturers must improve efficiency of their product and manufacturing processes to remain viable. The aerospace industry is undergoing a materials revolution in the design and manufacture of composite airframes. The Airbus A350 and Boeing 787 (both due to enter service in the latter part of this decade) will push utilisation levels of  composite materials beyond 50% of the total airframe by weight. This  change requires massive investment in materials technology, manufacturing capability and skills development. The Quickstep process provides the ability to rapidly cure aerospace standard composite materials whilst providing enhanced mechanical properties. Utilising fluid to transfer heat to the   composite component during the curing process allows far higher heat rates than with conventional cure techniques. The rapid heat-up rates reduce the viscosity of the resin system greatly to provide a longer processing window introducing greater flexibility and removing the need for high pressure during cure. Interlaminar fracture toughness (Mode I) and Interfacial Shear Strength of aerospace standard materials cured using Quickstep have been    compared to autoclave cured laminates. Results suggest an improvement in fibre-matrix adhesion.
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ISBN 8755036260
9788755036260
Language eng
Field of Research 090199 Aerospace Engineering not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30008077

Document type: Conference Paper
Collections: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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