SERIAL SECTIONS THROUGH A CONTINUOUS FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE
Keywords:microstructure, serial sections, stitched composites, unidirectional fiber composites
AbstractThe microstructure of a unidirectional glass-fiber composite material is described seeking especially for the influence of the stitching perpendicular to the reinforcement. Serial cuts are performed through the composite and the microstructure is quantified using global parameters and linear morphological analysis. A key result is that the stitching induces variations in fibers spacing within the yarns and in the matrix volume between the yarns. This can affect noticeably the flow of the resin during the manufacturing process and also the mechanical properties of the composite.
How to Cite
Bizet, L., Bréard, J., Bouquet, G., Jernot, J.-P., & Gomina, M. (2011). SERIAL SECTIONS THROUGH A CONTINUOUS FIBER-REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE. Image Analysis and Stereology, 23(3), 167–176. https://doi.org/10.5566/ias.v23.p167-176
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