In-Situ measurements of fabric thickness evolution during draping

D. S. Ivanov, C. Van Gestel, S. V. Lomov, I. Verpoest

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The paper presents results of experimental program aimed at measuring fabric thickening while draping. The thickness evolution is important factor in resin infusion manufacturing where the resultant composite thickness is not controlled. The measurements are conducted by means of laser distance sensors adapted to the picture frame testing. Several carbon fabrics of very different architectures have been tested. Additionally, the pretension of the carbon fabric due to the gripping has been estimated by means of digital image correlation technique and an attempt to discuss the results obtained on different set-ups is made.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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