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Bhanu Prakash, Bhanu Prakash (author)
Research and development of thermoplastic composites has been ever increasing owing to the advantages brought by it over conventional materials such as metals and thermoset composites. Higher processing rates, automation, the possibility to recycle, weldability and better mechanical and chemical properties are some of them. Fusion bonding of...
master thesis 2022
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Guevara Sotelo, Natalia Sofia (author)
Fiber-reinforced polymer composites have gained relevance in the aerospace industry due to their great potential for weight reduction. This, thanks to their outstanding specific properties and ability to be tailored to different applications. Developing efficient composite joining techniques is a challenge that requires great attention as it is...
master thesis 2022
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de Weert, Loïc (author)
Disassembly of fusion bonded joints aided by induction heating was investigated. Single-lap shear experiments were performed while heating the joint with an induction coil to research the effect on force required and damage inflicted during disassembly. Co-consolidated CF/PEEK samples with and without a metal mesh susceptor and ultrasonically...
master thesis 2021
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Meijerman, Krista (author)
Welding is a joining method for thermoplastic composites (TPCs) that offers multiple advantages over the more traditional methods of mechanical fastening and adhesive bonding. A particularly promising welding technique is ultrasonic welding, which features very short process times as a result of the high heating rates that can be achieved. This...
master thesis 2021
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Vinod, Rahul (author)
Thermoplastic composites are gaining prominence in the aerospace industry owing to their higher damage tolerance, cost-efficient means of manufacturing, and the possibility to be recycled. One of the major benefits of thermoplastics compared to thermosets is their ability to be welded, and one of the most promising welding techniques for...
master thesis 2020
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Şutîi, Victor (author)
master thesis 2020
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van Dijk, Milan (author)
Induction welding is an effective technique for joining unidirectional carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites and L-joints can be produced through quick and cost-effective processing steps. However, due to high localized stresses in the skin-stiffener interface, these L-joints are often avoided in primary aircraft structures. Also, no...
master thesis 2019
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Mohan, Sanjeev (author)
Ultrasonic Welding (USW) is a rapidly upcoming technology for joining high performance Thermoplastic Composite (TPC) structures in the automotive industry. With the focus shifting from metals to composites for primary structures, USW process is seen as a fast, clean and efficient alternative for the conventional joining methods. Continuous...
master thesis 2019
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Fiorentino, Mark (author)
This project investigates the combination of PPS thermoplastic UD and fabric composite materials with novel mass-produced vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) materials at the interlaminar region. There are two goals for this project, the first is to understand how the VACNT materials can be embedded and consolidated with the use of...
master thesis 2018
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Berkel, Alex (author)
This master thesis research investigates the possibility to repair carbon fiber thermoplastic aircraft<br/>structures using induction welding. Carbon fiber is conductive and heats up when placed inside an<br/>alternating magnetic field. A generator, coil, and pressure frame are needed to perform induction<br/>welding. The support plates needed...
master thesis 2018
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Kerssemakers, Ties (author)
The joining of high performance Thermoplastic Composite (TPC) structures by Ultrasonic Welding (USW) is considered a promising alternative for mechanical joining or adhesive bonding methods. The process is fast, clean, and highly automated. In the USW process, an intermediate, unreinforced polymer layer is required at the weld interface to...
master thesis 2018
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de Wit, Bas (author)
The usage of carbon-fibre reinforced composite materials in the aerospace industry has been steadily increasing due to their light weight solution with respect to their metal counterparts. Using thermoplastic resins gives rise to induction heating as a joining technique. Induction heating can be applied by utilising the inherent material...
master thesis 2017
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Senders, F.J.M. (author)
master thesis 2016
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