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Melding: a new alternative to adhesive bonding

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posted on 2024-06-17, 06:28 authored by T Corbett, M Forrest, H Law, B Fox
Melding, a novel method for joining composites is examined in this paper. The method uses Quickstep ™ technology to retain partially cured areas of a composite laminate, enabling subsequent bonding operations. The effect of melding on the mechanical properties of the composite has been investigated. Flexural testing of HexPly 914 indicates consistent properties throughout a melded section. Flexural strength values of 1.36±O.03 GPa compared to 1.35±O.03 GPa for a standard laminate were recorded. In order to achieve sufficient bond strength, the portion of the composite to be joined must have a significant proportion of uncured matrix. The ability of Hexply 914 prepreg to retain sufficient bonding potential to form a strong joint was also investigated. HexPly 914 Lap Shear results indicated no significant variation in strength values between co-cured and melded joins, with a recorded
strength value of 15.0±0. 7 MPa.

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Pagination

105-110

Location

Paris, France

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  • Yes

Start date

2005-04-05

End date

2005-04-07

ISBN-13

9783952267738

ISBN-10

3952267732

Language

eng

Publication classification

E2 Full written paper - non-refereed / Abstract reviewed

Copyright notice

2005, SAMPE Europe

Editor/Contributor(s)

Drechsler K

Title of proceedings

SAMPE Europe 2005 : Proceedings of the 26th International SAMPE Europe Conference : Nanotechnology Assists Leadership and Success of the Composite Technology

Event

International SAMPE Europe Conference (26th : 2005 : Paris, France)

Publisher

SAMPE Europe Business Office

Place of publication

Nuglar, Switzerland

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