Compaction behavior of continuous carbon fiber tows: an experimental analysis

Dimitrios Kastanis, Hermann Steiner, Ewald Fauster, Ralf Schledjewski

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The compaction behavior of continuous carbon fiber tows was experimentally studied by means of laser light sectioning method. This method allows a direct measurement of tow cross-sectional dimensions during continuous processes. In this work the carbon fiber tows are axially stressed and laid on a curved structure in order to examine their compaction behavior on a smooth surface. The results show a similar compaction behavior for all studied carbon fiber tows that is independent of the tow size.
Translated title of the contributionKompaktierungsverhalten kontinuierlicher Kohlenstofffaserbündel: Eine experimentelle Analyse
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)169-174
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science
Issue number3
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Nov 2015

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