It has been shown previously that multiple stacks of cross-plied unidirectional prepreg reinforcement can exhibit similar levels of formability to that shown by woven cloth, and that under some conditions can out-perform woven cloth in this respect. However, little work has been reported on the deformation processes within unidirectional prepreg in a single orientation. The work reported here relates to the in-plane deformation characteristics of unidirectional prepreg in a single orientation and the out-of-plane deformation of single and multiple orientation stacks of unidirectional prepreg.
|Translated title of the contribution||In-plane and out-of-plane deformation properties of unidirectional preimpregnated reinforcement|
|Pages (from-to)||1469 - 1477|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 2002|