Process characterization of composite structures manufactured using resin impregnation techniques

Miskbay, Adem Onur
The aim of this study is to investigate and compare the properties of two layer carbon epoxy composite plates manufactured using various resin impregnation techniques; Resin Transfer Molding (RTM), Light RTM (LRTM), Vacuum Assisted RTM (VARTM) and Vacuum Packaging (VP). Throughout the study a different packaging method was developed and named Modified Vacuum Packaging (BP). The mechanical properties of composite plates manufactured are examined by tensile tests, compressive tests, in-plane shear tests and their thermal properties are examined by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) and Thermo Gravimetric Analysis (TGA) tests. All tests were performed according to suitable ASTM standards. The performance of specimens from each process was observed to vary according to the investigated property; however the VP process showed the highest performance for most properties. For most of the tests, VARTM, LRTM and RTM methods were following VP process in terms of performance, having close results with each other.


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A. O. Miskbay, “Process characterization of composite structures manufactured using resin impregnation techniques,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.