Experimental and numerical characterisation of the out-of-plane stretch forming of a fibre metal laminate based on a self-reinforced polypropylene composite

A. Sexton, S. Venkatesan, W. Cantwell, S. Kalyanasundaram

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionpeer-review

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

The numerical simulation of the forming of advanced materials is essential to allow the use of these materials in rapid manufacturing applications. This study uses commercial finite element analysis software and user-defined material properties to accurately simulate the forming of a fibre metal laminate based on a self-reinforced polypropylene composite. Verification of the simulation is achieved by comparison with experimental data obtained using an optical measurement system. Good agreement was found between the numerical results and the experimental data validating the material model used. Friction was identified as a major factor affecting the accuracy of the finite element simulation.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials
StatePublished - 2012
Event15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012 - Venice, Italy
Duration: 24 Jun 201228 Jun 2012

Publication series

NameECCM 2012 - Composites at Venice, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Composite Materials

Conference

Conference15th European Conference on Composite Materials: Composites at Venice, ECCM 2012
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityVenice
Period24/06/1228/06/12

Keywords

  • Fibre metal laminate
  • Finite element analysis
  • Formability

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Experimental and numerical characterisation of the out-of-plane stretch forming of a fibre metal laminate based on a self-reinforced polypropylene composite'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this