Manufacturing process effects on the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness and nanocreep properties of CFRP

Zhang, Jin and Fox, Bronwyn 2005, Manufacturing process effects on the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness and nanocreep properties of CFRP, in SAMPE Europe 2005 : Proceedings of the 26th International SAMPE Europe Conference : Nanotechnology Assists Leadership and Success of the Composite Technology, SAMPE Europe Business Office, Nuglar, Switzerland, pp. 537-543.

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Title Manufacturing process effects on the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness and nanocreep properties of CFRP
Author(s) Zhang, Jin
Fox, Bronwyn
Conference name International SAMPE Europe Conference (26th : 2005 : Paris, France)
Conference location Paris, France
Conference dates 5-7 April 2005
Title of proceedings SAMPE Europe 2005 : Proceedings of the 26th International SAMPE Europe Conference : Nanotechnology Assists Leadership and Success of the Composite Technology
Editor(s) Drechsler, K.
Publication date 2005
Start page 537
End page 543
Publisher SAMPE Europe Business Office
Place of publication Nuglar, Switzerland
Summary Quickstep ™ is a fluid filled floating mould technology which was recently developed by an Australian company of the same name. The Quickstep and conventional autoclave manufacture of composites were compared by investigating the mode I interlaminar fracture toughness and nanocreep propeties of HexPly914 carbon epoxy composites. It was found that composites cured using the Quickstep technology had significantly higher fracture toughness (1.8 times) than the composites cured via autoclave for this system. DMTA (dynamic mechanical thermal analysis) results showed a higher Tg (glass transition temperature) for the material manufactured by the Quickstep than that cured by the autoclave. FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy) spectra did not indicate any difference in cure chemistry between the two processes. Nanocreep experiments were performed to explore the viscoelastic properties of the epoxy matrix of composites. The KelvinVoigt three-element model was applied to analyse the indentation creep behaviour of both composites.
ISBN 3952267732
9783952267738
Language eng
Field of Research 091202 Composite and Hybrid Materials
HERDC Research category E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed
Copyright notice ©2005, SAMPE Europe
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30014404

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