Manufacturing and Testing of High Performance Sheet Moulding Compound

Hou, M. and Ye, L. (2008) Manufacturing and Testing of High Performance Sheet Moulding Compound. Advanced Materials Research, 32 141-144. doi:10.4028/0-87849-475-8.141

Author Hou, M.
Ye, L.
Title Manufacturing and Testing of High Performance Sheet Moulding Compound
Journal name Advanced Materials Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1022-6680
ISBN 978-0-87849-475-0
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
DOI 10.4028/0-87849-475-8.141
Open Access Status
Volume 32
Start page 141
End page 144
Total pages 3
Place of publication Switzerland
Publisher Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Language eng
Subject C1
8703 Construction Materials Performance and Processes
090102 Aerospace Materials
Abstract The paper describes the manufacture of thin composite panels using high performance sheet moulding compound (SMC). Topics discussed within the paper include characterisation of curing and flow behaviour of SMC material, tooling design concept and determination of suitable processing conditions for compression moulding. A Full scale "Burst test" was carried out to evaluate the mechanical performance of SMC panels. The overall performance of the SMC panels was satisfactory with all panels failed beyond the specification value. The main failure mode was a through-thickness cracking. In addition, a geometrical non-linear numerical analysis was also carried out to investigate the stress distribution and deflection behaviour of SMC panel during "Burst testing".
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