Tow Steered CFRP Aircraft Parts - Preforming and Mechanical Properties

K Hazra, K Potter, MR Wisnom

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Abstract

Tow steering using a modified embroidery machine had been around for more than a decade. However, this automated technique, with its remarkable flexibility in the production of textile preforms, has not found very many uses in aerospace composites. This preform production technique has not been widely investigated or reported, and the limitations have not been overcome. The main disadvantages of this production technique are the use of a single tow, stitch heavy backing fabric, slow production rate – hence expensive manufacturing process, even with short downtime and low production waste. This paper investigates how the tow steering technique can be used for small aircraft parts that are highly loaded in compression.
Translated title of the contributionTow Steered CFRP Aircraft Parts - Preforming and Mechanical Properties
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAMPE Fall Technical Conference, Wichita, Kansas, USA
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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