Applied Composite Materials

, Volume 15, Issue 4–6, pp 207–225 | Cite as

Curing Deformation Analysis for the Composite T-shaped Integrated Structures

  • Jun Li
  • XueFeng Yao
  • YingHua Liu
  • ShenShen Chen
  • ZheJun Kou
  • Di Dai


Curing deformation of the T-shaped integrated structures is discussed in this paper. The mechanism of the deformation is analyzed for the T-shaped integrated structures, and a simple mathematical model for the deformation of the T-shaped integrated structures is established. Compare the mathematical model with the finite element analysis, the results show a good agreement. From the simple mathematical model, it can be seen that both cure shrinkage and thermal expansion are the major factors to produce the deformation of the typical T-shaped integrated structures and the tool-part contraction is the secondary factor. Therefore, it is important for the T-shaped integrated structures to select suitable fabrication process and the appropriate tool. The different geometry and material parameters of the T-shaped integrated structures are studied, and then a regression model is established.


Cure Warpage deformation Spring-in Regression analysis 



This work was supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China (10772094).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Li
    • 1
  • XueFeng Yao
    • 1
  • YingHua Liu
    • 1
  • ShenShen Chen
    • 1
  • ZheJun Kou
    • 2
  • Di Dai
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Engineering Mechanics, FMLTsinghua UniversityBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Beijing Aeronautical Manufacturing Technology Research InstituteBeijingPeople’s Republic of China

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