Experimental investigation of formability of woven textile composite preform in stamping operation

B. Zhu, T. X. Yu, H. Zhang, X. M. Tao

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Abstract

This paper presents experimental stamping operation on woven textile composite preform made of commingled E-glass fibers reinforced Polypropylene (PP) with strain measurement by conductive fiber sensors. A series of stamping tests are implemented in the university lab at room temperature, from which a previously proposed theoretical criterion of wrinkling is validated. Through the measured shear distribution and evolution, the deformation behaviour of textile fabric is found to be a result of cooperation of both mould shape and initial sample orientation, helping to build up a simplified model of the composite sheets during their hot forming process. Finally, the stamping parameters were optimized according to the experimental and theoretical work.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)969-972
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Material Forming
Volume1
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Keywords

  • Failure
  • Formability
  • Stamping
  • Woven textile composite

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