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

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

3 Citations (Scopus)

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

Fingerprint

Finite element method
Composite materials
Resin transfer molding
Polyester resins
Tensile strength
Vacuum

Cite this

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.
Velosa, J. C. ; Rana, S. ; Fangueiro, R. ; Marques, S. / Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM). Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012. European Society for Composite Materials, 2012.
@inproceedings{7893cb00df0b4330bb84630316ee5b75,
title = "Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM)",
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.",
keywords = "FEM simulation, Mechanical properties, Sandwich composites, Spacer fabric",
author = "Velosa, {J. C.} and S. Rana and R. Fangueiro and S. Marques",
year = "2012",
language = "English",
isbn = "9788888785332",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials",
publisher = "European Society for Composite Materials",

}

Velosa, JC, 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, 15th European Conference on Composite Materials, Venice, Italy, 24/06/12.

Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM). / Velosa, J. C.; Rana, S.; Fangueiro, R.; Marques, S.

Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials: ECCM15 Composites at Venice 2012. European Society for Composite Materials, 2012.

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

TY - GEN

T1 - Predicting mechanical behavior of novel sandwich composite panels based on 3D warp-knitted spacer fabrics using Finite Element Method (FEM)

AU - Velosa, J. C.

AU - Rana, S.

AU - Fangueiro, R.

AU - Marques, S.

PY - 2012

Y1 - 2012

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

KW - FEM simulation

KW - Mechanical properties

KW - Sandwich composites

KW - Spacer fabric

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84903979402&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.escm.eu.org/eccm15/start.html

M3 - Conference contribution

AN - SCOPUS:84903979402

SN - 9788888785332

BT - Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

PB - European Society for Composite Materials

ER -

Velosa JC, Rana S, Fangueiro R, Marques S. 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. 2012