Ductile Composite

Project manager
Martin Fagerström
2016-12-06 - 2020-06-30

The project Fiber Composites with Ductile Properties aims to create and validate material models for the 3D-reinforced composite (developed by Biteam) under mechanical stress.

Project partners: Chalmers, KTH, Biteam, and Volvo Cars (as part of Research Area) 

Short facts

Project title: Ductile Composite
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Research area:
Human body protection

Project publications

Composites with 3D-woven reinforcement have been slowly making their way into different industries. The interlacement of yarns, not only in-plane but also through-thickness, means that in many applications 3D-woven composites can outperform their laminated counterparts. In
Carolyn Oddy
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Chalmers University of Technology
Year of publication
J C. Oddy, M. Ekh, and M. Fagerström
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To be presented at 7th ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on the Mechanical Response of Composites: COMPOSITES 2019, Girona, Spain, September 2019
C. Oddy, M. Ekh, M. Fagerström
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Submitted for at 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Melbourne, August 2019.
Three dimensional (3D) fibre-reinforced composites have shown weight efficient strength and stiffness characteristics as well as promising energy absorption capabilities. In the considered class of 3D-reinforcement, vertical and horizontal weft yarns interlace warp yarns. The through-thickness
Carolyn Oddy, Tomas Ekermann (KTH), Magnus Ekh, Martin Fagerström, Stefan Hallström
Published in
Proc. 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Athens, Greece
Year of publication

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