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The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures

Bitar, Isam; Aboulkhair, Nesma; Leach, Richard

Authors

Isam Bitar ezxib@nottingham.ac.uk

Richard Leach ezzrl@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This study looks into the applicability of through-thickness assessment to additive manufacturing (AM) carbon-fibre reinforced polymers (CFRPs). The study utilised a material extrusion printer that uses fused filament fabrication and composite filament fabrication technologies to manufacture functionally-graded polymer and composite polymer parts. The matrix material of choice was nylon 6. Samples were printed exploring a range of reinforcement volume content. In summary, this study presents an assessment of the applicability of through-thickness testing to AM CFRP specimens and provides a performance comparison between AM composite through-thickness properties and the properties of equivalent CM CFRP specimens.

Start Date Aug 7, 2017
Publication Date Aug 7, 2017
Publisher University of Texas Press
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 616-632
Series ISSN 1053-2153
Book Title Solid Freeform Fabrication 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference
APA6 Citation Bitar, I., Aboulkhair, N., & Leach, R. (2017). The application of composite through-thickness assessment to additively manufactured structures. In Solid Freeform Fabrication 2017: Proceedings of the 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Conference, 616-632
Keywords carbon fibre, through thickness, composite, mechanical behaviour, additive manufacture
Publisher URL https://sffsymposium.engr.utexas.edu/sites/default/files/2017/Manuscripts/TheApplicationofCompositeThroughThicknessAss.pdf
Related Public URLs https://sffsymposium.engr.utexas.edu/TOC2017
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published in: Proceedings of 28th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, Austin, Texas, 7-9 August 2017. Laboratory for Freeform Fabrication and University of Texas at Austin, 2017, p. 616-632.

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