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  1. Development of Fiber Microstructure during Processing of Discontinuous Fiber Reinforced Composite Products

    19 Apr 2024

    Discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites are a special subcategory of composite materials that are used, due to the ability to process them into parts and structures of complex shape in an automated fashion via compression and injection molding, as well as extrusion processes. Discontinuous...

  2. Bottom-up Composites Materials Design for Multifunctionality

    02 Apr 2024 | Contributor(s): Ajit K Roy

    There are ample of evidence of materials hybridization at scale, even in nature, yields optimal respond to specific functions. In structural materials, hierarchical materials hybridization accounting for defects or porosity would offer optimal performance at reduced materials mass. Similar...

  3. Composites in Sports: A Testbed for Cutting-edge Technologies

    01 Mar 2024 | Contributor(s): Jan-Anders Mansson

    The use of new materials to enhance sports performance is inevitable, and the development of sports equipment and apparel stands as a significant industry. Frequently, cutting-edge materials like composites find extensive use in sports equipment and are often introduced on the playing field long...

  4. US-COMP: Next Generation of Composites Materials for Crewed Deep Space Missions

    15 Dec 2023 | Contributor(s): Greg Odegard

    Current state-of-the-art composite materials are not light/strong enough for crewed missions to Mars and beyond. Structural components of deep space vehicles require lighter/stronger materials for fuel efficiency. The NASA Space Technologies Research Institute (STRI) for Ultra-Strong Composites...

  5. Structural Self-sensing Based on Measuring the Resistance, Capacitance or Inductance of the Structural <aterial, Without Sensor Incorporation

    06 Nov 2023 | Contributor(s): Deborah Chung

    Structural self-sensing refers to a structural material sensing itself without sensor incorporation. Compared to sensor incorporation, advantages include low cost, high durability, large sensing volume and the mechanical properties being not degraded. The self-sensing ability makes the structural...

  6. Composites Forming Simulations - on Physics & Data, Accuracy & Applicability

    23 May 2023 | Contributor(s): Remko Akkerman

    Composites Forming processes, in particular stamp forming, offer the potential of high volume manufacturing of light weight structural parts. Such parts need to be designed with the process and its requirements in mind, in order to prevent process induced defects such as wrinkling or poor...

  7. M3 – A Sustainable Approach to Vehicle Light-weighting with Composites: Methods – Materials – Manufacturing

    07 Apr 2023

    The presentation will introduce our house of competence, KIT and Fraunhofer ICT and introduce our MMM approach to engineered lightweight solutions for specific industries. This comprises of the development of virtual process chains, material and manufacturing solutions for relevant technologies...

  8. Imparting Robustness to Out-of-Autoclave Prepregs

    09 Mar 2023 | Contributor(s): STEVEN NUTT

    Autoclaves have long been used to ensure robustness in the production of composite parts. However, they present a production bottleneck, as well as high capital and recurring costs. Out-of-autoclave prepregs were introduced to allow oven curing and thereby address some of these issues. These OoA...

  9. New Developments in Platelet Composite Rheology

    15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s): Tony Favaloro, Drew Sommer

  10. New Developments in Platelet Composite Performance

    15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s): Sergey Kravchenko

  11. New Developments in Platelet Meso-scale Measurements

    15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s): Benjamin Denos

  12. Experiments in Platelet Composites

    14 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s): Pascal Hubert

  13. State of the Art of Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions

    14 Feb 2023

  14. Platelet Workshop Opening Statements

    14 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s): Byron Pipes

  15. Prepreg Platelet Composite Molding & Performance Workshop

    14 Feb 2023 | Series

    This series contains the talks presented on the Prepreg Platelet Composite Molding and performance Workshop on October 26, 2017 at Purdue University following the 32nd Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites.

  16. Fiber Orientation Prediction for Discontinuous Fiber Composites: Fundamentals and Future Trends

    08 Feb 2023 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Charles Tucker

    When composite materials with discontinuous fibers are processed into their final shape, any flow alters the fiber orientation pattern and affects the properties of the final composite. It is now standard practice to predict fiber orientation patterns and the resulting mechanical properties in...

  17. Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites

    12 Dec 2022 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen W Tsai

    Composite materials and structures have traditionally been viewed as more complicated than metals. With master stiffness and failure envelopes composites are as simple as metals. Stiffness of laminates can be split into two part: one for trace that represents the total stiffness capacity; one for...

  18. Adaptive Multi-Scale & Multi-Fidelity Progressive Failure Analysis of Composites

    14 Nov 2022 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Tong-Earn (TE) Tay

    Although high-fidelity modeling of progressive damage has advanced our understanding of failure mechanisms in fibre-reinforced composites, such techniques are currently still too computationally intensive for direct application to composite structures. The multi-scale nature of damage in...

  19. Jupyter Notebook (202209)

    06 Sep 2022 | Tools

    Jupyter notebook w/Python3.8

  20. Multiscale Modeling of Damage Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites From Micro- to Macroscale: The (Virtual) Reality and Challenges Ahead

    13 May 2022 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Wim VAN PAEPEGEM

    Multi-scale modelling of composites is a very active topic in composites science. This is illustrated by the numerous sessions in the recent European and International Conferences on Composite Materials, but also by the fast developments in multi-scale modelling software tools, developed by large...