Viscoelastic modelling of fibre-reinforced thermoplastics in hygrothermal circumstances
MetadataShow full item record
AbstractThermoplastics are favourable to the automotive industry due to their recycling possibility. Carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP) are passed through the automotive paint shop. The imposed thermal loading presents a challenge to implementing economically feasible CFRTP in body structures. The present study provides a simulation approach to analyse the anisotropic viscoelastic deformation behaviour to assess this scenario. Validation experiments were conducted by optically measuring the out-of-plane displacement of dry and moisture-saturated specimens subjected to a simulated cathodic dip painting-dryer. Preliminary lay-up assessment for the automotive painting process is deemed possible due to the good agreement between simulation and experiments.
CitationAbouhamzeh, M., van Dijk, Y.L.M. & Grätzl, T. (2023) Viscoelastic modelling of fibre-reinforced thermoplastics in hygrothermal circumstances. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials 27, pp. 973–987. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11043-022-09566-9
JournalMechanics of Time-Dependent Materials
Description© 2022 The authors. This is an open access article available under a Creative Commons licence. The published version can be accessed at the following link on the publisher’s website: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11043-022-09566-9
SponsorsOpen Access funding enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL.
Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/