Dynamic mechanical analysis for quality evaluation of additively manufactured continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic matrix composites subject to manufacturing defects
Continuous fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) have become integral to modern mechanical design as value-added alternatives to metallic, ceramic and neat polymeric engineering materials. Despite the advantages of CFRP, current methods of preparing laminated continuous fiber reinforced polymers are fundamentally limiting in that reinforcement is typically applied only in the plane of the mold or tool. Additionally, key operations inherent to all CFRP processing approaches require a variety of skilled labor as well as costly net-shape, hard tooling. As such, additive manufacturing has risen to the ...
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