Location

La Jolla, CA

Start Date

1-1-1987 12:00 AM

Description

In recent years considerable attention has been focused on the use of tough, high-temperature, sol vent-resistant thermoplastic polymers as matrix materials for fiber-reinforced composites. Thermoplastic resin systems have shown potential for reducing manufacturing costs and improving the damage tolerance of composite structures. In order to produce high-quality composite laminates from continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepregs the processing temperature and pressure must be selected so that intimate contact (coalescence) at the ply interfaces is achieved resulting in the formation of strong interfacial bonds (consolidation).

Book Title

Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Volume

6B

Chapter

Chapter 6: Advanced Composites

Section

Processing

Pages

1257-1265

DOI

10.1007/978-1-4613-1893-4_143

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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Processing of Thermoplastic Matrix Composites

La Jolla, CA

In recent years considerable attention has been focused on the use of tough, high-temperature, sol vent-resistant thermoplastic polymers as matrix materials for fiber-reinforced composites. Thermoplastic resin systems have shown potential for reducing manufacturing costs and improving the damage tolerance of composite structures. In order to produce high-quality composite laminates from continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic prepregs the processing temperature and pressure must be selected so that intimate contact (coalescence) at the ply interfaces is achieved resulting in the formation of strong interfacial bonds (consolidation).