Forming Aligned Fiber Composites into Complex Shapes

T. Gutowski, A. Tam, Gregory P. Dillon, S. Stoller, N. Suh

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Abstract

Differential geometry theory is used to show how an ideal aligned fiber composite (incompressible, inextensible fibers, constant uniform spacing between fibers) must be deformed in order to make a part of complex curvature. Three fundamental results are obtained: the first two relate the required shears to the fiber curvatures (normal and geodesic), and the third, called the Gauss-Bonnet theorem, relates the shears to the Gaussian curvature of the part and the fiber orientation. Finally, it is shown how these results can be used to simplify experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)291-294
Number of pages4
JournalCIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology
Volume40
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Gutowski, T. ; Tam, A. ; Dillon, Gregory P. ; Stoller, S. ; Suh, N. / Forming Aligned Fiber Composites into Complex Shapes. In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. 1991 ; Vol. 40, No. 1. pp. 291-294.
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Gutowski, T, Tam, A, Dillon, GP, Stoller, S & Suh, N 1991, 'Forming Aligned Fiber Composites into Complex Shapes', CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, vol. 40, no. 1, pp. 291-294. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0007-8506(07)61989-1

Forming Aligned Fiber Composites into Complex Shapes. / Gutowski, T.; Tam, A.; Dillon, Gregory P.; Stoller, S.; Suh, N.

In: CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 40, No. 1, 01.01.1991, p. 291-294.

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