Experimental investigation of formability of commingled woven composite preform in stamping operation

B. Zhu, T. X. Yu, H. Zhang, Xiaoming Tao

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This paper presents experimental investigation on stamping operation on woven composite preform made of commingled E-glass and Polypropylene (PP) filaments with strain measurement by in situ sensors. A series of stamping tests are reported, with which a previously proposed theoretical criterion of wrinkling is compared. The measured shear distribution and evolution shed new lights on the deformation behavior of the preform samples in a stamping operation. Finally, the stamping parameters are optimized according to the experimental and theoretical work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-295
Number of pages7
JournalComposites Part B: Engineering
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011


  • A. Fabrics/textiles
  • A. Preform
  • B. Buckling
  • E. Forming

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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