Electrical and mechanical behaviour of copper tufted CFRP composite joints

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dc.contributor.author Asareh, Mehdi
dc.contributor.author Pouchias, A.
dc.contributor.author Zitoun, A.
dc.contributor.author Yasaee, Mehdi
dc.contributor.author Kazilas, M.
dc.contributor.author Skordos, Alexandros A.
dc.date.accessioned 2023-03-02T16:17:41Z
dc.date.available 2023-03-02T16:17:41Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-29
dc.identifier.citation Asareh M, Pouchias A, Zitoun A, Yasaee M, Kazilas M & Skordos AA (2021) Electrical and mechanical behaviour of copper tufted CFRP composite joints. In: SAMPE Europe Conference 2021, 29-30 September 2021, Baden/Zürich, Switzerland en_UK
dc.identifier.uri https://www.nasampe.org/store/viewproduct.aspx?id=20265807
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/19256
dc.description.abstract Electrical continuity of dissimilar joints controls the current and thermal pathways during lightning strike. Tufting using carbon, glass or Kevlar fibres is a primary to introduce through thickness reinforcement for composite structures and assemblies. Replacing the conventional tuft thread material with metallic conductive wire presents an opportunity for enhancing current dissipation and deal with electrical bottlenecks across dissimilar joints. Simulation of the electro-thermo-mechanical behaviour of joints was carried out to assess the influence of metallic tufting. The finite element solver MSC.Marc was utilised. Mechanical models incorporate continuum damage mechanics (CDM) to capture progressive damage in both composite and aluminium components of the joint. The mechanical models were coupled with electrical and thermal simulations of reference and copper tufted carbon fibre epoxy composite joints to assess both the lightning strike response and mechanical robustness of the assembly as well as the improvements offered by tufting. Validation of the model is based on electrical conduction and temperature measurements alongside delamination tests. en_UK
dc.description.sponsorship European Union funding: 887042 en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher SAMPE en_UK
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ *
dc.subject Composites en_UK
dc.subject manufacturing en_UK
dc.subject tufting en_UK
dc.subject simulation en_UK
dc.title Electrical and mechanical behaviour of copper tufted CFRP composite joints en_UK
dc.type Conference paper en_UK


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