An experimental investigation of the fabric/tool and fabric/fabric friction during the thermostamping process

Corey D. Morris, James A. Sherwood, Julie Chen, Jian Cao

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Abstract

The thermostamping of quality composite parts using thermoplastic woven fabrics requires the use of in-plane forces to prevent fabric wrinkling for compound curvature surfaces. These in-plane forces are developed during the stamping process by the friction between the fabric and tool. For multilayer stampings, the in-plane force is a consequence of the interaction of the adjacent layers of fabric. If the in-plane forces are too low, then the stamped parts may wrinkle as the fabric deforms to assume the shape of the punch. If the in-plane forces are too high, then the fabric can become damaged by tearing and yarn separation. Thus, controlling the in-plane forces is critical to achieving a quality part.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)927
Number of pages1
JournalInternational Journal of Material Forming
Volume1
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)

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