- Published: Monday, 20 January 2014 15:59
The use of composite materials is becoming popular rapidly as a key structural element in aerospace industry due to their light weight and higher strength to weight ratio. Textile composites are easy to handle and can be deformed easily over the mold surface due to flexible nature of the fabric. During composite manufacturing these fabric undergoes different deformation forces which changes the tow geometry and the resin flow. In order to make structural analysis and simulation tools, a detailed study of the structural changes in the fabric geometry and resin channels is required. In the present research work, the main objective is to study the geometry of the tow and the resin flow in the fabric under in-situ loading.
30*30 mm sample size with a resolution of 15 micron.