Modelling of Titanium Hybridized Carbon Fibre Laminate Stacks

Archer, Ross (2013). Modelling of Titanium Hybridized Carbon Fibre Laminate Stacks Honours Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Archer, Ross
Thesis Title Modelling of Titanium Hybridized Carbon Fibre Laminate Stacks
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2013
Thesis type Honours Thesis
Supervisor Martin Veidt
Total pages 52
Language eng
Subjects 0913 Mechanical Engineering
Formatted abstract
The main deliverables of this document was to identify different numerical simulation methods and tools used to analyse composite components, comprehensively analyse the methods and tools and develop a working model. Validation of the numerical methods and tools was conducted on isotropic and orthotropic models to assess the feasibility of the modelling method identified and utilised.

For isotropic plate models constructed using the Workbench tool the different types of mesh used only caused a deviation as high as 1.6%. The different mesh sizes tested show compliance for stress at a mesh face size of approximately 9mm and deformation at a mesh face size of approximately 6.5mm for Roark’s Equations of Stress and Strain. The mesh density for the laminate stack shows result convergence after an element length of 2.5mm for the 50 x 15 mm tensile test stack. The results converged at a deviation of 0.68% and 0.82% in the titanium ply, 1.53% and 8.4% in the 0 degree CFRP ply and 3.0% and 0.78% in the 90 degree CFRP ply for the longitudinal and transverse stress respectively.

Further study in this area should incorporate brick modelling, the use of different Finite Element Modelling packages as well as validation through comparison to experimental results.
Keyword Titanium Hybridized Carbon Fibre Laminate Stacks

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