Compaction behaviour of out-of-autoclave prepreg materials

Abstract : The main challenges with composite parts manufacturing are related to the curing means, mainly autoclaves, the length of their cycles and their operating costs. In order to decrease this dependency, out of autoclave materials have been considered as a solution for high production rate parts such as spars, flaps, etc… However, most out-of-autoclave process do not possess the same maturity as their counterpart, especially concerning part quality1. Some pre-cure processes such as compaction and ply lay-up are usually less of a concern for autoclave manufacturing: the pressure applied during the cycle compensates the majority of the potential defects (porosity caused by a poor quality lay-up, bad compaction, entrapped air or humidity…). For out-of-autoclave parts, those are crucial steps which may have many consequences on the final quality of the laminate2. In order to avoid this quality loss, those steps must be well understood.
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L. Serrano, Philippe Olivier, J. Cinquin. Compaction behaviour of out-of-autoclave prepreg materials. ESAFORM, 2017, Dublin, 2017, Dublin, Ireland. ⟨hal-02043101⟩



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