Composites Forming Simulations - on Physics & Data, Accuracy & Applicability
23 May 2023
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...
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...
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...
New Developments in Platelet Composite Rheology
15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s):: Tony Favaloro, Drew Sommer
New Developments in Platelet Composite Performance
15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s):: Sergey Kravchenko
New Developments in Platelet Meso-scale Measurements
15 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s):: Benjamin Denos
Experiments in Platelet Composites
14 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s):: Pascal Hubert
State of the Art of Rheology of Concentrated Suspensions
14 Feb 2023
Platelet Workshop Opening Statements
14 Feb 2023 | Contributor(s):: Byron Pipes
Fiber Orientation Prediction for Discontinuous Fiber Composites: Fundamentals and Future Trends
08 Feb 2023 | 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...
Master Laminates to Simplify Design, Manufacturing, and Testing of Composites
12 Dec 2022 | 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...
Adaptive Multi-Scale & Multi-Fidelity Progressive Failure Analysis of Composites
14 Nov 2022 | 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...