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Analysis of filament arrangements and generation of statistically equivalent composite micro-structures

Gommer, Frank; Endruweit, Andreas; Long, Andrew C.

Authors

Frank Gommer f.gommer@nottingham.ac.uk

Andreas Endruweit andreas.endruweit@nottingham.ac.uk

Andrew C. Long andy.long@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

An efficient method to describe and quantify the filament arrangement in fibre bundles based on the analysis of micrographs was developed. Quantitative measurement of relative filament positions indicated that the initially random arrangement of filaments shows increasingly strong characteristics of square and hexagonal configurations with increasing level of transverse compaction. An existing micro-structure generator was extended to incorporate the measured data allowing statistically equivalent filament arrangements to be generated at any fibre volume fraction. These can be used to determine micro-structural properties of actual fibre reinforced composites.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 14, 2014
Journal Composites Science and Technology
Print ISSN 0266-3538
Electronic ISSN 0266-3538
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 99
APA6 Citation Gommer, F., Endruweit, A., & Long, A. C. (2014). Analysis of filament arrangements and generation of statistically equivalent composite micro-structures. Composites Science and Technology, 99, doi:10.1016/j.compscitech.2014.05.008
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compscitech.2014.05.008
Keywords A. Carbon fibres, C. Statistics, C. Modelling, D. Optical microscopy
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026635381400147X
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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