Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM)

J. C. Velosa, S. Rana, R. Fangueiro, S. Marques

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Abstract

In the present work, mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D knitted spacer fabrics has been predicted using Finite Element Method (FEM). Composite panels were produced using three different types of spacer fabrics having different structural parameters. The sandwich panels were fabricated based on an unsaturated polyester resin using a modified vacuum assisted resin transfer molding (VARTM) process which allowed the formation of low density core structures. The produced sandwich composite panels were simulated for flexural, compressive and flatwise tensile strength using Abaqus 6.9.3 FEM package.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Subtitle of host publicationECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012
PublisherEuropean Society for Composite Materials
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9788888785332
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012
Conference number: 15

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials
Abbreviated titleECCM 2012
CountryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

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    Velosa, J. C., Rana, S., Fangueiro, R., & Marques, S. (2012). Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM). In Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012 European Society for Composite Materials.