Theoretical Analysis on Needle-Punched Carbon/Carbon Composites

  • Meng Han
  • Vadim V. Silberschmidt


Needle-punched carbon/carbon composites (NP-C/Cs) are advanced materials widely used in aerospace applications. The needle-punching technique improves the integrality of carbon-fibre plies, however, it also introduces many defects, affecting the mechanical behavior of NP-C/Cs. A theoretical model of irregular beams is suggested to investigate the mechanical behavior of unidirectional needle-punched carbon/carbon composites. Stress distributions in punched and squeezed fibres and an effect of the needle-punching technology are assessed.


Carbon/carbon composites Mesomechanics Theoretical analysis 



This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (11872205, 11272147), SKL Open Fund (MCMS-0218G01), Foundation of National Scholarship of China (201706830073), Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Mechanics and Control of Mechanical StructuresNanjing University of Aeronautics and AstronauticsNanjingPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing EngineeringLoughborough UniversityLoughboroughUK

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