Composites & Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) Testing
Testing, Analysis and Inspection of Composite Materials
To reduce weight and increase fuel economy, aerospace and automotive designers are increasingly using lightweight composite materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP). CFRPs offer high strength with reduced weight making them ideal for high-performance applications.
Thorough characterization of composites is essential to ensure effective modeling and safe adoption of these new materials in final products. Shimadzu offers a complete range of characterization tools to evaluate the mechanical and thermal behavior of composites.
ASTM Method Applications
Ensuring Compliance with ASTM Standards for Mechanical Testing of Plastics and Composites
Thorough mechanical characterization of new plastics and composites is essential to ensure effective modeling and the safe adoption of these new materials in final products. ASTM standardized test methods for plastics and CFRPs are widely used to evaluate these new materials. This eBook describes the use of Shimadzu’s AGX Series Universal Test Machines to evaluate plastics and CFRPs according to several ASTM methods.
|ASTM Method||Recommended Solution|
|ASTM D5379||V-Notched Bean Testing (Iosipescu) of CFRP||AGX-V, TRViewX, StrainView|
|ASTM D6484||Open-Hole Compression (OHC) Testing of CFRP||AGX-V, Compression Plate|
|ASTM D6641||Combined Loading Compressions (CLC) Testing of CFRP||AGX-V, Compression Plate|
|ASTM D7078||V-Notched rail Shear Testing of CFRP||AGX-V, TRViewX, StrainView|
|ASTM D638||Tensile Properties of Plastics||AGX-V, AGS-X, Wedge Grips, Extensometers|
CFRP Analysis, Testing and Inspection Evaluation Instruments
Carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) have been widely adopted as a material in the latest aircraft and automotive frames. CFRPs are particularly lightweight, possess high specific strength, and are highly corrosion-resistant. Their use is expected to grow in a variety of fields. Particularly in the transportation field, lightweight materials lead to lower fuel consumption, which has a direct connection to reducing environmental load. Research has accelerated in the search for even higher performance materials and processing methods. Shimadzu provides a range of instruments and systems for analysis, testing, and inspection evaluations (from analysis and testing pre-treatment to data analysis), thereby contributing to resolving a variety of problems at each phase, from the development of CFRP raw materials to product durability evaluations.
Journals & Papers
Transparent Nacre‐like Composites Toughened through Mineral Bridges
Advanced Functional Materials
Tommaso Magrini, Simon Moser, Madeleine Fellner, Alessandro Lauria, Florian Bouville, André R. Studart
Evaluation of the stiffening mechanism based on micro-sized particle inclusions in laminated composites
Mat. Res. vol.22 no.4 São Carlos 2019 Epub Oct 17, 2019
Effect of fiber amount on mechanical and thermal properties of (3-aminopropyl) triethoxysilane treated basalt fiber reinforced ABS composites
Materials Research Express, Volume 6, Number 11