Effect of fibre architecture on tensile pull-off behaviour of 3D woven composite T-joints

Yan, Shibo and Zeng, Xuesen and Long, Andrew (2020) Effect of fibre architecture on tensile pull-off behaviour of 3D woven composite T-joints. Composite Structures, 242:112194. pp. 1-9. ISSN 0263-8223

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3D woven composites are frequently employed due to their improved through-thickness properties and high damage tolerance compared with laminated composites. Due to the large design space for 3D weave patterns, an in-depth understanding of the relationship between the weave parameters and mechanical properties is essential for the design of these materials. This numerical study investigates the effect of fibre architecture on the mechanical performance of 3D woven composite T-joints under tensile pull-off loading. Six weave pattern variations, subjected to the same preform manufacturing constraint, are designed and numerically analysed, along with another two that have been manufactured and tested for validation previously. Results show a significant architecture dependence in the mechanical responses. Following the design of experiments on weave patterns, the complex architecture-dependant effect is decoupled by two independent variables, yarn path entanglement and yarn path crossover. The study also provides design recommendations for 3D woven T-joint reinforcements under tensile pull-off loading.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Research and Innovation Division (12 Jul 2012 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences - Centre for Future Materials (1 Jan 2017 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2020 00:54
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 04:47
Uncontrolled Keywords: 3D woven composites; T-joints; Fibre architecture; Mechanical properties
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0901 Aerospace Engineering > 090102 Aerospace Materials
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4001 Aerospace engineering > 400101 Aerospace materials
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401706 Numerical modelling and mechanical characterisation
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): B Economic Development > 86 Manufacturing > 8613 Transport Equipment > 861301 Aerospace Equipment
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112194
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/38531

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