This is a selection of publications from the Structural Power Composites Group. For a full list of publications, please see below.


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author = {Valkova, M and Anthony, DB and Kucernak, ARJ and Shaffer, MSP and Greenhalgh, ES},
doi = {10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105851},
journal = {Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing},
title = {Predicting the compaction of hybrid multilayer woven composite reinforcement stacks},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105851},
volume = {133},
year = {2020}

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AB - A meso-scale finite element modelling strategy was developed to investigate the effect of hybridisation on the compaction response of multilayer stacks combining glass and carbon dry woven fabrics. It is expected that the electrochemical-mechanical properties of emerging multifunctional hybrid composites are strongly dictated by the morphology of the compacted reinforcements, yet no investigations into their compressibility have been reported. Model predictions were evaluated against compressibility measurements for monolithic and hybrid fabric stacks. The ply offset had a major influence on the predicted internal morphologies and fibre content, contributing to experimental variability thereof. Optical microscopy and micro X-ray computed tomography imaging indicated greater likelihood of intermediate ply offsets in physical specimens, over limit case model idealisations. Compressibility was slightly reduced in the hybrid multilayer stacks studied in this work. The model outputs presented are being used to analyse the electrochemical-mechanical response of hybrid woven structural power composites.
AU - Valkova,M
AU - Anthony,DB
AU - Kucernak,ARJ
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
DO - 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105851
PY - 2020///
SN - 1359-835X
TI - Predicting the compaction of hybrid multilayer woven composite reinforcement stacks
T2 - Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105851
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/78048
VL - 133
ER -