Abstract Two fusion bonding techniques typically used for thermoplastic matrix composites, such as ultrasonic and induction welding, were applied for joining thermosetting matrix composites. A proper modification of the composite layup was proposed, i.e. a thermoplastic film of Poly-vinyl butyral (PVB) was added as a last ply in the stacking sequence of carbon fibre epoxy prepregs, typically used in aeronautical applications. After matrix curing, an intermingled thermoplastic-thermoset polymer zone at the surface of composite was obtained. The composite containing the thermoplastic film was used for fabrication of single lap joints by ultrasonic and induction welding, exploiting the melting of the thermoplastic film. The joint properties and the chemical compatibility and adhesion of PVB to the carbon fiber-epoxy prepregs were studied by mechanical testing and microstructural analysis

Hybrid welding of carbon-fibre reinforced epoxy based composites

LIONETTO, Francesca;MAFFEZZOLI, Alfonso
2016

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Abstract Two fusion bonding techniques typically used for thermoplastic matrix composites, such as ultrasonic and induction welding, were applied for joining thermosetting matrix composites. A proper modification of the composite layup was proposed, i.e. a thermoplastic film of Poly-vinyl butyral (PVB) was added as a last ply in the stacking sequence of carbon fibre epoxy prepregs, typically used in aeronautical applications. After matrix curing, an intermingled thermoplastic-thermoset polymer zone at the surface of composite was obtained. The composite containing the thermoplastic film was used for fabrication of single lap joints by ultrasonic and induction welding, exploiting the melting of the thermoplastic film. The joint properties and the chemical compatibility and adhesion of PVB to the carbon fiber-epoxy prepregs were studied by mechanical testing and microstructural analysis
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