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A study of the influence of processing parameters on steering of carbon Fibre/PEEK tapes using laser-assisted tape placement

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Show simple item record Clancy, Gearóid J. Peeters, Daniël Oliveri, Vincenzo Jones, David O'Higgins, Ronan M. Weaver, Paul M. 2019-01-30T15:44:52Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description The full text of this article will not be available in ULIR until the embargo expires on the 11/11/2020
dc.description.abstract Laser-assisted Automated Tape Placement (LATP) in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites has significant potential to produce repeatable and accurate components more efficiently than conventional processing methods. In addition, LATP can process Variable Angle Tow (VAT) laminates, that allow modification of load paths within the laminate to result in more favourable stress distributions and improved laminate performance. Previous studies have reported dry fibre placement and thermoset pre-preg tape placement processed VAT laminates. This work investigates the processing parameters required to produce VAT laminates from carbon fibre (CF)/polyether ether ketone (PEEK) tapes using LATP. Testing was carried out to examine the effect of lay-down speed and steering radii on defect frequency and bond strength. Measurements showed that the width and thickness of the CF/PEEK tapes changed as a result of steering. In addition, bond strength, determined using a novel wedge peel rig for steered tape, was found to be a function of lay-down speed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation 15RP2773 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Composites Part B: Engineering;163, pp. 243-251
dc.rights This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication inComposites Part B: Engineering . Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Composites Part B: Engineering, 2019, 163, pp. 243-151, en_US
dc.subject automated fibre placemen en_US
dc.subject thermoplastic en_US
dc.subject fibre/matrix bond en_US
dc.subject mechanical testing en_US
dc.title A study of the influence of processing parameters on steering of carbon Fibre/PEEK tapes using laser-assisted tape placement en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.compositesb.2018.11.033
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 15/RP/2773 en_US 2020-11-10
dc.embargo.terms 2020-11-10 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/embargoedAccess en_US

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