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Shi, H. (author)
Compared to thermoset composites, thermoplastic composites are drawing more and more attention by aircraft industries not only due to their excellent material properties but also due to their potentials to reduce cycle time and structure cost by using low-cost manufacturing technologies such as welding. Resistance welding has been regarded as...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Dillinger, J.K.S. (author)
The application of composite material in load carrying structural components of an aircraft is rapidly gaining momentum. While part of the reason for this can certainly be attributed to an increasing confidence of designers in the new material as a result of growing experience, two other crucial points can be made. One, the continuous...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Cui, H. (author)
Composites are increasingly being used in aerospace, automotive and other industries. The T-joint (also named stringer stiffened skin) is a typical connection, broadly used in thin-walled structures, such as the wing and fuselage of aircraft. This thesis presents the analysis of the delamination and debonding failure of laminated composite T...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Nagelsmit, M.H. (author)
Composites are notorious for their poor impact behaviour. Delaminations seriously decrease the compressive strength of the material after impact. Laminates made from woven fabric show in general more beneficial impact behaviour than laminates with unidirectional layers, but their manufacturing process is harder to automate. The new fibre...
doctoral thesis 2013
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Thuwis, G.A.A. (author)
doctoral thesis 2012
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Mookhoek, S.D. (author)
Inspired by the current state-of-the-art and the progressing advancements in the field of self-healing materials, this thesis addresses several novel routes to advance the concept of liquid-based self-healing polymer systems. This thesis presents the concept and characterisation of a one-component solvent-based healing mechanism for...
doctoral thesis 2010
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Seresta, O. (author)
This research work deals with the design and optimization of a large composite structure. In design of large structural systems, it is customary to divide the problem into many smaller independent/semi-independent local design problems. The use of composite necessitates the inclusion of ply angles as design variables. These design variables are...
doctoral thesis 2007
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Nijssen, R.P.L. (author)
Wind turbine rotor blades are subjected to a large number of highly variable loads, but life predictions are typically based on constant amplitude fatigue behaviour. Therefore, it is important to determine how service life under variable amplitude fatigue can be estimated from constant amplitude fatigue behaviour. A life prediction contains...
doctoral thesis 2006
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