In-plane deformation measurements for validation of composite forming simulations

In-plane deformation measurements for validation of composite forming simulations

BRANDS Dennis, VAN KAMMEN Kevin M., WIJSKAMP Sebastiaan, GROUVE Wouter J.B., AKKERMAN Remko

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Abstract. Validation of composites forming simulations is essential to improve simulation predictions. Detailed validation requires reliable and well-controlled forming processes with precise methods for comparison to simulation results. This study presents some preliminary results from press forming experiments with cross-ply laminates shaped over a dome geometry. The material studied is a unidirectional carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite. The forming experiments were combined with a deformation measurement technique based on photogrammetry to measure the in-plane deformation on the surface of the laminate after forming. The obtained full-field deformation measurements allow for a direct and quantitative comparison with simulations. The accuracy and precision of the methodology are discussed in detail. The combination of a versatile forming experiment and a detailed analysis method as presented in this article could enable a more precise validation of composite forming simulations.

Composite Forming, Thermoplastic, Unidirectional, Carbon Fiber, Photogrammetry, Validation

Published online 4/19/2023, 12 pages
Copyright © 2023 by the author(s)
Published under license by Materials Research Forum LLC., Millersville PA, USA

Citation: BRANDS Dennis, VAN KAMMEN Kevin M., WIJSKAMP Sebastiaan, GROUVE Wouter J.B., AKKERMAN Remko, In-plane deformation measurements for validation of composite forming simulations, Materials Research Proceedings, Vol. 28, pp 293-304, 2023


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