Carbon/epoxy woven composite experimental and numerical simulation to predict mechanical performance

Haidar Fadhil Abbas Al-Qrimli, Fadhil A. Mahdi, Firas B. Ismail

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Currently, there is demand for the utilisation of woven composites in aerospace and industrial applications, mostly due to their superior strength-to-weight ratio and thermal properties, as opposed to conventional materials. However, the mechanical behaviour of woven composites is not on par with traditional materials. The central objective of this study is to develop an understanding of three-dimensional woven composites through the improvement of accurate numerical models that are also validated with experimental results. Five specimens were fabricated using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM D3039) guidelines to study the mechanical performance of carbon/epoxy. The experimental tensile tests results and the finite element analysis outcomes for the carbon/epoxy composite agree with each other, with 5.05 percentages of error, which validates the numerical results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-41
Number of pages9
JournalAdvances in Materials Science and Applications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2015


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