Vacuum infusion method for woven carbon/Kevlar reinforced hybrid composite

N. Hashim, D. L. Majid, N. Uda, R. Zahari, N. Yidris

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Abstract

The vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding (VaRTM) or Vacuum Infusion (VI) is one of the fabrication methods used for composite materials. Compared to other methods, this process costs lower than using prepregs because it does not need to use the autoclave to cure. Moreover, composites fabricated using this VI method exhibit superior mechanical properties than those made through hand layup process. In this study, the VI method is used in fabricating woven carbon/Kevlar fibre cloth with epoxy matrix. This paper reports the detailed methods on fabricating the hybrid composite using VI process and several precautions that need to be taken to avoid any damage to the properties of the composite material. The result highlights that the successfully fabricated composite has approximately 60% of fibres weight fraction. Since the composites produced by the VI process have a higher fibre percentage, this process should be considered for composites used in applications that are susceptible to the conditions where the fibres need to be the dominant element such as in tension loading.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012021
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Volume270
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2017
Event1st AEROS Conference 2017 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: Dec 12 2017 → …

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Carbon
Vacuum
Composite materials
Fibers
Resin transfer molding
Autoclaves
Carbon fibers
Fabrication
Mechanical properties
Costs

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  • Engineering(all)

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Vacuum infusion method for woven carbon/Kevlar reinforced hybrid composite. / Hashim, N.; Majid, D. L.; Uda, N.; Zahari, R.; Yidris, N.

In: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 270, No. 1, 012021, 01.12.2017.

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