Entangled Cross-Linked Fibres for an Application as Core Material for Sandwich Structures - Part II: Analytical Model
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Entangled cross-linked carbon, aramid and glass fibres were recently produced by epoxy spraying for an application as core material for sandwich panel. The Young’s moduli in compression and tension have been previously measured and briefly summarized in this paper. To optimize the core structure, modelling of these properties has been achieved in the present paper. The cross-link fibres have a random orientation and the stiffness of the epoxy joint is modelled by a torsion spring. A parallel model is chosen for homogenisation. It was found that the experimentally estimated stiffness of these materials fits fairly well with the modelled ones.
KeywordsEntangled fibres Mechanical properties Modelling Sandwich structure Core material
Financial support for this work was obtained thanks to funding provided by the ANR (Agence National pour la Recherche) on the MANSART project.
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