The fabrication of CFRP laminates from prepregs involves curing at elevated temperatures. Residual stresses are set up due to the difference in thermal expansion coefficient between the matrix and the fibre. In this investigation, the X-ray diffraction method is used to measure the curing stresses in CFRP laminates by incorporating a very fine layer of aluminium particles during the lay up of the laminate. A calibration procedure is followed to correlate the strain in the crystalline particles, as measured by X-rays, with the composite strain and stress. Curing stresses measured by this technique are quite close to the value calculated from the differential coefficient of thermal expansion.
Volume 46, 2023
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Prof. Subi Jacob George — Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Jakkur, Bengaluru
Chemical Sciences 2020
Prof. Surajit Dhara — School of Physics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Physical Sciences 2020
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