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CLT based constitutive model to predict distortions and residual stresses in semi-crystalline thermoplastic composite

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Grandis, Dante Krivtzoff De' [1] ; Donadon, Mauricio Vicente [1] ; de Faria, Alfredo Rocha [1] ; Mendonca Sales-Contini, Rita De Cassia [1, 2]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Aeronaut Inst Technol, Dept Aeronaut, Lab New Concepts Aeronaut, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[2] Technologycal Coll Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS; v. 55, n. 24 MAY 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

This paper describes a classical laminate theory-based constitutive model for portraying thermoplastic composites' mechanical properties and the development of residual stresses during consolidation. The extended Hillier model is applied to describe the material's crystallisation and as such is able to provide final part quality as a function of the process cooling history while taking into account the first and second crystallisation mechanisms occurring concurrently. With the developed model, a parametric study was performed taking into account layups that are commonly used in the aerospace industry, where general design guidelines are suggested. Some of the advantages of using cross-ply and quasi-isotropic laminates became clear as no shear residual stresses were predicted for those laminates. However, highly anysotropic laminates may also offer structural advantages. Numerical simulations indicate that the crystallisation residual strains can be, although smaller than thermal residual strains, relevant to final part quality. The combination of both effects may result in high residual stresses at ply level which in turn can compromise the ultimate strength of the laminates and make it difficult to attain the desired part's geometrical tolerances. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/04167-3 - Characterization and modeling of the geometrical distortion of thermoplastic composites
Grantee:Dante Krivtzoff de Grandis
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate