Friction measurements on carbon ﬁbre tows
University of Twente, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Chair of Production Technology, P.O. box 217, 7500
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Friction plays an important role in the production of ﬁbre reinforced composite products. The ﬁbrous tows deform during the forming phase. Friction is regarded as a dominant phenomenon in tow deformation mechanisms. The coeﬃcient of friction is a material-interface characteristic which gives a relation between applied deformation loads and frictional forces. A capstan experiment has been performed with carbon ﬁbre tows on a steel cylinder. This work aims to clarify friction related mechanisms and identify dominant parameters. The applicability of the capstan experiment is investigated with respect to the frictional behaviour of ﬁbrous tows.
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