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Comparative manufacture and testing of induction-welded and adhesively-bonded carbon fibre PEEK stiffened panels

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Show simple item record Flanagan, M. Doyle, A. Doyle, K. Ward, M. Bizeul, M. Canavan, R. Weafer, B. Ó Brádaigh, C.M. Harrison, Noel M. Goggins, J. 2019-02-08T15:41:17Z 2019-02-08T15:41:17Z 2018
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This work presents details of manufacturing and testing of a carbon fibre polyetheretherketone (CFPEEK) induction welded hat-stiffened panel. Mechanical testing is carried out to evaluate the performance of the welded assembly and results are compared with similar testing of an adhesively bonded panel. The results show that the welded panel and the bonded panels had similar load bearing capacity (<2% difference) and stiffness (< 1% difference). Optical microscopy is used to verify the weld quality and identify manufacturing artefacts associated with induction welding. Inspection of the panel after welding shows that the induction welding process caused minor warpage, voids, and delamination in the panel. The work addresses the lack of data relating to demonstrator scale welded assemblies in the literature, demonstrates that continuous induction welding is a suitable assembly technique for aerospace and automotive components under uniaxial in-plane compressive loading, and identifies process-induced artefacts that may occur during induction welding. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher SAGE Publications en_US
dc.relation 12RC2302 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials;
dc.subject mechanical testing en_US
dc.subject assembly en_US
dc.subject joining en_US
dc.subject induction welding en_US
dc.subject PEEK en_US
dc.subject carbon fibre en_US
dc.title Comparative manufacture and testing of induction-welded and adhesively-bonded carbon fibre PEEK stiffened panels 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 10.1177/0892705718792362
dc.contributor.sponsor IRC en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor European Space Agency en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid 12/RC/2302 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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