Stamp forming of composites
Study on the stamp forming technology for continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite
COMAC supervisor and contact details:
Imperial supervisors and contact details:
Mr Richard Brooks
The project will aim to further develop the innovative composite forming technology for the application in producing aircraft structures, through closely collaborating with COMAC. To realise the aim, Imperial will first discuss with COMAC to determine a composite material (e.g. Carbon fibre reinforced PEEK) and a demonstrator component (e.g. L shape stringer/bracket); then, based on this, the objectives listed below will be achieved by completing the project:
- To understand the material behaviour under the new stamp forming conditions through materials testing and characterisation.
- To develop modelling system through composite materials modelling and forming process simulation.
- To conduct laboratory forming trials to understand the forming mechanism, determine forming windows, and produce demonstrator components.