Process Simulations for Composites Forming of UD Tape Laminates

  title={Process Simulations for Composites Forming of UD Tape Laminates},
  author={Bert Rietman and Sebastiaan Haanappel and Ulrich Sachs and Remko Akkerman},
Thermoplastic composites are widely recognized for their high specific stiffness, strength and toughness, in combination with the opportunities for rapid processing and recycling. Experience has learnt that composites should not be treated as black metal, amongst others due to their specific deformation behavior during processing. Certain aspects are well known: a low shear resistance in fabric reinforced composites, high stiffness in the fiber directions, and a low resistance to extension… CONTINUE READING