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Title: The influence of manufacturing variables on the static and dynamic compressive strength of pre-preg moulded materials
Author: Yap, Swee-Cheng
ISNI:       0000 0001 3574 5510
Awarding Body: Loughborough University of Technology
Current Institution: Loughborough University
Date of Award: 1991
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Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) composites consist of two or more components combined to give a synergistic effect for a better performance in service. One of the phases comprises layers of fibrous material while the other phase comprises of a polymer matrix. In this project, carbon fibre pre-preg material was used. All materials contain imperfections. Materials constituents and manufacturing anomalies are the main causes of faults in FRP composites. The presence of voids in FRP composites is the most common defect. The aim of this project was to determine the influence of voids on the static and dynamic compressive properties of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) composites. The influence of voids on fatigue life and failure behaviour were also investigated.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Oversea Research Student Award
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Carbon fibre reinforced plastics