A comparison of CFRP composite laminated joints fabricated with vacuum assisted resin transfer molding

A. Asadi, M. R. Abusrea, Kazuo Arakawa, J. Colton, K. Kalaitzidou

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to improve the mechanical performance of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) adhesive joints, called ‘laminated joints’. The laminated joints are made by stacking two dry carbon fiber fabric halves together and molding using vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process. An improved design of this joint was fabricated by overlapping the two half fabrics and adding extra carbon fiber fabric pieces. Four joints are considered in this work: a conventional laminated joint, two laminated joints with overlap, and a multiple-covers laminated joint. The composite joints are characterized in terms of static flexural and impact strength and fatigue performance. In addition, post-fracture analysis is performed using optical microscopy to identify the dependence of failure modes and its propagation in composite joints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-789
Number of pages9
JournalExpress Polymer Letters
Volume12
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018

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Resin transfer molding
Laminated composites
carbon fibers
Carbon fibers
Polymers
Vacuum
vacuum
composite materials
polymers
impact strength
Adhesive joints
flexural strength
failure modes
Composite materials
Impact strength
Molding
Bending strength
adhesives
Failure modes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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A comparison of CFRP composite laminated joints fabricated with vacuum assisted resin transfer molding. / Asadi, A.; Abusrea, M. R.; Arakawa, Kazuo; Colton, J.; Kalaitzidou, K.

In: Express Polymer Letters, Vol. 12, No. 9, 01.09.2018, p. 781-789.

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Asadi, A. ; Abusrea, M. R. ; Arakawa, Kazuo ; Colton, J. ; Kalaitzidou, K. / A comparison of CFRP composite laminated joints fabricated with vacuum assisted resin transfer molding. In: Express Polymer Letters. 2018 ; Vol. 12, No. 9. pp. 781-789.
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