Optimization of compression molding process in laminated woven composites


Onal L.

JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES, vol.24, no.7, pp.775-780, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0731684405047767
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF REINFORCED PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES
  • Page Numbers: pp.775-780

Abstract

The production parameters of compression molding have a significant effect on the mechanical properties of glass-reinforced composites. The effects of compression molding parameters such as curing time, curing temperature, and clamp pressure on the stress-strain relation of the woven composites are examined for the same volume fraction ratio (V-f=39%). The contribution of epoxy resin and curing agent mixing ratio is investigated as well. The optimum production parameters with desired mechanical properties are investigated. The stress-strain relation of laminated glass fabric-reinforced composites fabricated with different manufacturing parameters is evaluated under tensile loading. ANOVA is performed for investigating the significance of each variable.