The purpose of this work is to evaluate the influence of co-lamination vs. co-bonding on the failure behavior, and namely the fracture toughness, of carbon fibre reinforced (CFR) composite laminate joints in order to assess comparatively their performance. Since the strength of the laminate and ply texture are parameters affecting the strength of the joint, the comparison is extended to two different types of CFR pre-preg fibers, a satin T1100 with 2573 Nanoalloy® epoxy resin supplied by Toray and a twill T700 with ER450 toughened epoxy resin supplied by CIT, Toray group, representative of two different fields of application, racing and automotive, respectively.
Influence of material and manufacturing technology on the failure behavior of composite laminate bonded joints / Moroni, F.; Pirondi, A.; Pernechele, C.; Vescovi, L.; Collini, L.. - In: PROCEDIA STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY. - ISSN 2452-3216. - 18(2019), pp. 516-524. [10.1016/j.prostr.2019.08.195]