Characterization of Mechanical Behavior of 3D-printed Composite Structures for Applications in Aerospace

  • Omar Alsuwaidi

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Abstract

Carbon Fiber Reinforced composites are a topic of huge interest within many industries including automotive, aerospace, and sport [1-3]. It has revolutionized the approach of designing aircrafts to achieve lightweight, fast, and agile structures that never before have been realized. Now, Carbon Fibers are entering the 3D printing era with printers integrating carbon fiber reinforced plastics. In this work, we investigate the performance of Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs) made using Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology (or 3D printing). Specifically, we use Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics (FRTP) with Nylon® or Onyx as matrix. As such, using Markforged™ Printer (Mark Two™), test samples are prepared.
Date of AwardDec 2019
Original languageAmerican English

Keywords

  • Carbon Fibers
  • 3D printing
  • Tensile strength
  • FDM.

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