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Title: Vacuum infusion manufacturing and experimental characterization of Kevlar/epoxy composites

Epoxy/Kevlar composites have been manufactured by conventional Vacuum Infusion process and the Pulse Infusion technique. Pulse Infusion allows to control the pressure of the vacuum bag on the dry fiber reinforcement by using a proper designed pressure distributor that induces a pulsed transverse action and promotes the through thickness resin flow. The realized composite panel have been mechanically characterized by performing tensile and short beam shear tests according with the ASTM D3039 and ASTM D2344/D 2344M standard respectively in order to investigate the effect of Pulse Infusion on the tensile strength and ILSS.
Authors:
; ;  [1] ; ;  [2]
  1. National Research Council, Institute for Composite and Biomedical Materials, P.le Enrico Fermi, 1, 80055 Portici (Italy)
  2. University of Naples Federico II, Chemical, Materials and Production Engineering Department, P.le Tecchio 80, 80125 Naples (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22285023
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1599; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. international conference on times of polymers (TOP) and composites, Ischia (Italy), 22-26 Jun 2014; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ARAMIDS; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; CONTROL; EPOXIDES; FIBERS; INFUSION; MANUFACTURING; MATERIALS TESTING; RESINS; SHEAR PROPERTIES; TENSILE PROPERTIES