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A Normalisation Procedure for Biaxial Bias Extension Tests

  • P. Harrison
  • P. Potluri
  • K. Bandara
  • A. C. Long
Symposium MS12: Composites Forming

Abstract

Biaxial Bias Extension tests have been performed on a plain-weave carbon fibre engineering fabric. The test results have been normalised using both the upper and lower bound method proposed by Potluri et al. [1] and also using a novel alternative normalisation method based on energy arguments. The normalised results from both methods are compared and discussed.

Key words

Textile composite Forming Shear characterisation Biaxial bias extension test 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Harrison
    • 1
  • P. Potluri
    • 2
  • K. Bandara
    • 2
  • A. C. Long
    • 3
  1. 1.Materials Engineering Group, Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Textile Composites Group, Textiles & Paper, School of MaterialsUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  3. 3.School of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing EngineeringUniversity of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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