An integrated computational materials engineering method for woven carbon fiber composites preforming process

Weizhao Zhang, Huaqing Ren, Zequn Wang, Wing K. Liu, Wei Chen, Danielle Zeng, Xuming Su, Jian Cao*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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Abstract

An integrated computational materials engineering method is proposed in this paper for analyzing the design and preforming process of woven carbon fiber composites. The goal is to reduce the cost and time needed for the mass production of structural composites. It integrates the simulation methods from the micro-scale to the macro-scale to capture the behavior of the composite material in the preforming process. In this way, the time consuming and high cost physical experiments and prototypes in the development of the manufacturing process can be circumvented. This method contains three parts: the micro-scale representative volume element (RVE) simulation to characterize the material; the metamodeling algorithm to generate the constitutive equations; and the macro-scale preforming simulation to predict the behavior of the composite material during forming. The results show the potential of this approach as a guidance to the design of composite materials and its manufacturing process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationESAFORM 2016
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming
EditorsElias Cueto, Francisco Chinesta, Emmanuelle Abisset-Chavanne
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780735414273
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 19 2016
Event19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016 - Nantes, France
Duration: Apr 27 2016Apr 29 2016

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume1769
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Other

Other19th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming, ESAFORM 2016
CountryFrance
CityNantes
Period4/27/164/29/16

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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