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Title: Multi-material Preforming of Structural Composites

Abstract

Fiber-reinforced composites offer significant weight reduction potential, with glass fiber composites already widely adopted. Carbon fiber composites deliver the greatest performance benefits, but their high cost has inhibited widespread adoption. This project demonstrates that hybrid carbon-glass solutions can realize most of the benefits of carbon fiber composites at much lower cost. ORNL and Owens Corning Reinforcements along with program participants at the ORISE collaborated to demonstrate methods for produce hybrid composites along with techniques to predict performance and economic tradeoffs. These predictions were then verified in testing coupons and more complex demonstration articles.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1221729
Report Number(s):
ORNL/TM-2015/174
ED2701000; CEED492
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Preform; hybrid; carbon fiber; fiberglass; composites

Citation Formats

Norris, Robert E., Eberle, Cliff C., Pastore, Christopher M., Sudbury, Thomas Z., Xiong, Fue, and Hartman, David. Multi-material Preforming of Structural Composites. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.2172/1221729.
Norris, Robert E., Eberle, Cliff C., Pastore, Christopher M., Sudbury, Thomas Z., Xiong, Fue, & Hartman, David. Multi-material Preforming of Structural Composites. United States. doi:10.2172/1221729.
Norris, Robert E., Eberle, Cliff C., Pastore, Christopher M., Sudbury, Thomas Z., Xiong, Fue, and Hartman, David. Fri . "Multi-material Preforming of Structural Composites". United States. doi:10.2172/1221729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1221729.
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author = {Norris, Robert E. and Eberle, Cliff C. and Pastore, Christopher M. and Sudbury, Thomas Z. and Xiong, Fue and Hartman, David},
abstractNote = {Fiber-reinforced composites offer significant weight reduction potential, with glass fiber composites already widely adopted. Carbon fiber composites deliver the greatest performance benefits, but their high cost has inhibited widespread adoption. This project demonstrates that hybrid carbon-glass solutions can realize most of the benefits of carbon fiber composites at much lower cost. ORNL and Owens Corning Reinforcements along with program participants at the ORISE collaborated to demonstrate methods for produce hybrid composites along with techniques to predict performance and economic tradeoffs. These predictions were then verified in testing coupons and more complex demonstration articles.},
doi = {10.2172/1221729},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {5}
}

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