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dc.contributor.authorCherniaev, Aleksandr
dc.contributor.authorZeng, Yu
dc.contributor.authorCronin, Duane
dc.contributor.authorMontesano, John 16:33:40 (GMT) 16:33:40 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2019. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractRecently developed high-pressure resin transfer molding (HP-RTM) processes have enabled the integration of lightweight fiber-reinforced composites into automobiles (e.g., frame and roof components, floor segments), which may also be suitable for energy absorption applications such as front crush structures in high volume production vehicles. Heavy tow stitch-bonded non-crimp fabrics with rapid curing resins have been recently used to fabricate HP-RTM parts; however, there is a lack of mechanical property data in the literature for such materials. To fill this gap and support the development of lightweight automotive structures, this study reports an investigation assessing the microstructure, quasi-static and dynamic mechanical properties of a non-crimp carbon fabric composite manufactured by HP-RTM, as well as properties of the rapid curing neat epoxy resin. The presented study of the microstructure and constituent properties provide data for in-depth microstructural modeling of the processed non-crimp fabric HP-RTM composite. The study reports 18–20% increase in the tensile transverse strength and strain-at-failure at strain rates on the order of 1000 s−1. Measured macroscopic material properties can be used as input data for numerical modeling of automotive composite structures, including simulations of vehicle collisions.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) for financial support through Collaborative Research and Development Grant No. CRDPJ 507776 – 16, as well as sponsors from Honda R&D Americas, Hexion Inc., Zoltek Corp. and LAVAL International.en
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjecthigh pressure resin transfer moldingen
dc.subjectnon-crimp carbon fabricen
dc.subjectmechanical propertiesen
dc.subjecthigh strain-rate characterizationen
dc.subjectsplit-hopkinson baren
dc.titleQuasi-static and dynamic characterization of unidirectional non-crimp carbon fiber fabric composites processed by HP-RTMen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationCherniaev, Aleksandr, Yu Zeng, Duane Cronin, and John Montesano. “Quasi-Static and Dynamic Characterization of Unidirectional Non-Crimp Carbon Fiber Fabric Composites Processed by HP-RTM.” Polymer Testing 76 (July 1, 2019): 365–75.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Engineeringen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineeringen

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