Statistical description of the internal geometry of a polymer textile composite using micro-computed tomography

A. Vanaerschot, B. N. Cox, M. Blacklock, G. Kerckhofs, M. Wevers, S. V. Lomov, D. Vandepitte

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Abstract

The recently proposed reference period collation method, which quantifies the internal geometry of textile composites, is extended to laminated structures. Experimental data are collected for a seven-ply 2/2 twill woven carbon-epoxy composite produced by resin transfer moulding using X-ray micro-computed tomography. The data of the woven reinforcement are afterwards decomposed into non-stochastic periodic trends and non-periodic stochastic fluctuations. Each ply has systematic patterns, with exception of the in-plane centroid coordinate, that are correlated with the cross-over locations. Of the various parameters, the in-plane component of the centroid position is subjected to the largest variability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
PublisherEuropean Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012 - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

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