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Experimental investigation of NCF-on-tool contact

Avgoulas, EI and Sutcliffe, MPF (2017) Experimental investigation of NCF-on-tool contact. In: ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials 21, -- to --.

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© 2017 International Committee on Composite Materials. All rights reserved. The true fibre contact length for NCF-on-tool contact was measured for an area of 8.29 mm × 11.54 mm over a range of normal pressures using microscopy. Contact length was approximately 67% lower than for unidirectional tow-on-tool contact at the same nominal pressure (240 kPa). This is because NCF stitching and gaps between tows significantly reduce fibre contact length compared to tow-on-tool fibre contact measurements. A Hertzian approach was used to estimate contact area from contact length.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Divisions: Div C > Biomechanics
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2018 20:17
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