Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness of additively manufactured carbon fibre thermoplastic
Goh, Guo Dong
Yeong, Wai Yee
Date of Issue2018
Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Progress in Additive Manufacturing (Pro-AM 2018)
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Singapore Centre for 3D Printing
Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness was investigated for the first time for continuous carbon fiber reinforced nylon thermoplastics fabricated using fused filament fabrication (FFF). To illustrate the effect of process temperature on the fracture toughness of the FFF-fabricated continuous carbon FRP composite, the nozzle temperature, bed temperature, and printing speed of the laminate were varied. Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness was evaluated by a standard double cantilever beam (DCB) test. The experimental result shows that Mode I interlaminar fracture toughness increases with increase nozzle and bed temperatures and decreases with printing speed. The decrease in the interlaminar properties was discussed on the basis of fractographic observation derived from optical microscope.
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