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Investigation into the mechanical properties of thermoplastic composites containing holes machined by a thermally-assisted piercing (TAP) process.

Brown, NWA, Worrall, CM, Ogin, SL and Smith, PA (2016) Investigation into the mechanical properties of thermoplastic composites containing holes machined by a thermally-assisted piercing (TAP) process. Advanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science.

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Abstract

A thermally-assisted piercing (TAP) process has been investigated as an alternative to current methods of machining holes in thermoplastic composites. The spike force/displacement responses during piercing were affected by both the processing temperature and the size of the heated area, as were the resultant microstructure and subsequent mechanical performance. Overall, the results suggest that for advanced manufacturing of thermoplastic composites, good tensile and compressive open-hole properties are produced in the TAP process when using small heated areas and higher temperatures.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Composite materials
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mechanical Engineering Sciences
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Brown, NWAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Worrall, CMUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Ogin, SLUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Smith, PAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 3 May 2016
Additional Information : Copyright 2016 Maney publishing.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 03 Feb 2016 12:12
Last Modified : 03 Feb 2016 12:12
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/809862

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