Mechanics of Composite Materials

, Volume 49, Issue 2, pp 221–230 | Cite as

Springback Angle of a C/PPS Laminate with a Textile Reinforcement

  • Z. Padovec
  • M. Růžička

The residual stresses arising in fiber-reinforced laminates during their curing in closed molds lead to changes in the composites after their removal from the molds and cooling. One of these dimensional changes of angle sections is called springback. The article compares the springback angles computed by a model representating the weave geometry (for plain and satin weaves) and by a model with straight fibers with values measured after the manufacturing process. A comparison between the thermoelastic characteristics of composites computed by both the models also presented.


springback thermoplastic matrix carbon fiber reinforcement woven composites 


Acknowledgements. This work was supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic number FR-TI1/463 and by the Grant Agency of the Czech Technical University in Prague, grant No. SGS12/176/OHK2/3T/12.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department. of Mechanics, Biomechanics and MechatronicsFaculty of Mechanical Engineering, CTUPragueCzech Republic

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