Compressive failure of complex NCF composite structures
Research Project , 2013 – 2019

The current research project is carried out in response to an industrial need of cost-
effective CFRP components in load carrying parts of the engine. The preferred route is an automated, out-of-autoclave manufacturing method using resin transfer moulding (RTM) with a non crimp fabric (NCF) as reinforcement. Carbon fibre/Epoxy composites reinforced with NCF offer potential cost savings over tape based prepreg materials, with good mechanical properties - close to that of prepreg type composites. For this reason, NCF-reinforced composites provide an interesting alternative to prepregs for the aerospace industry. One limiting factor for their use in primary structures is their relatively low strength in compression. The overall goal of this research project is to further understand the compressive behaviour of NCF composites and to develop a strength assessment method for the aerospace industry.

Participants

Leif Asp (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Dennis Wilhelmsson

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Industrial and Materials Science, Material and Computational Mechanics

Collaborations

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Trollhättan, Sweden

Swerea SICOMP

Pitea, Sweden

Funding

GKN Aerospace Sweden

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2019

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2013–2019

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

C3SE (Chalmers Centre for Computational Science and Engineering)

Infrastructure

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2018-02-15