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Fibre break models for designing novel composite microstructures and applications

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Best practices for measuring matrix, fibre and interfacial properties

Report describing best practices for measuring matrix, fibre and interfacial properties

The effect of voids on the mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced composites

The effect of voids on the mechanical properties of carbon fibre reinforced composites

Instructions for participants in the benchmarking exercise

Instructions for participants in the benchmarking exercise

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Publications

The influence of 3D microstructural features on the elastic behaviour of tow-based discontinuous composites

Author(s): Marco Alves, Soraia Pimenta
Published in: Composite Structures, Issue 251, 2020, Page(s) 112484, ISSN 0263-8223
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112484

Ultra-strong and stiff randomly-oriented discontinuous composites: Closing the gap to quasi-isotropic continuous-fibre laminates

Author(s): M. Alves, D. Carlstedt, F. Ohlsson, L.E. Asp, S. Pimenta
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 132, 2020, Page(s) 105826, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105826

Realising bio-inspired impact damage-tolerant thin-ply CFRP Bouligand structures via promoting diffused sub-critical helicoidal damage

Author(s): Lorenzo Mencattelli, Silvestre T. Pinho
Published in: Composites Science and Technology, Issue 182, 2019, Page(s) 107684, ISSN 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107684

Micro-CT based structure tensor analysis of fibre orientation in random fibre composites versus high-fidelity fibre identification methods

Author(s): Radmir Karamov, Luca M. Martulli, Martin Kerschbaum, Ivan Sergeichev, Yentl Swolfs, Stepan V. Lomov
Published in: Composite Structures, Issue 235, 2020, Page(s) 111818, ISSN 0263-8223
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111818

Ultra-thin-ply CFRP Bouligand bio-inspired structures with enhanced load-bearing capacity, delayed catastrophic failure and high energy dissipation capability

Author(s): Lorenzo Mencattelli, Silvestre T. Pinho
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 129, 2020, Page(s) 105655, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105655

Uncertainty in Fibre Strength Characterisation Due to Uncertainty in Measurement and Sampling Randomness

Author(s): Sébastien Joannès, Faisal Islam, Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Published in: Applied Composite Materials, Issue 27/3, 2020, Page(s) 165-184, ISSN 0929-189X
DOI: 10.1007/s10443-020-09803-9

Combining digital image correlation with X-ray computed tomography for characterization of fiber orientation in unidirectional composites

Author(s): Mahoor Mehdikhani, Christian Breite, Yentl Swolfs, Martine Wevers, Stepan V. Lomov, Larissa Gorbatikh
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 142, 2021, Page(s) 106234, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.106234

Carbon fibre sheet moulding compounds with high in-mould flow: Linking morphology to tensile and compressive properties

Author(s): Luca M. Martulli, Leen Muyshondt, Martin Kerschbaum, Soraia Pimenta, Stepan V. Lomov, Yentl Swolfs
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 126, 2019, Page(s) 105600, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105600

Hybrid Effect in In-Plane Loading of Carbon/Glass Fibre Based Inter- and Intraply Hybrid Composites

Author(s): Ashok Rajpurohit, Sébastien Joannès, Vicky Singery, Philippe Sanial, Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Published in: Journal of Composites Science, Issue 4/1, 2020, Page(s) 6, ISSN 2504-477X
DOI: 10.3390/jcs4010006

A thick-walled sheet moulding compound automotive component: Manufacturing and performance

Author(s): L.M. Martulli, Thomas Creemers, Erich Schöberl, Nicholas Hale, Martin Kerschbaum, Stepan V. Lomov, Yentl Swolfs
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 128, 2020, Page(s) 105688, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.105688

Herringbone-Bouligand CFRP structures: A new tailorable damage-tolerant solution for damage containment and reduced delaminations

Author(s): Lorenzo Mencattelli, Silvestre T. Pinho
Published in: Composites Science and Technology, Issue 190, 2020, Page(s) 108047, ISSN 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108047

Morphology-induced fatigue crack arresting in carbon fibre sheet moulding compounds

Author(s): Luca M. Martulli, Leen Muyshondt, Martin Kerschbaum, Soraia Pimenta, Stepan V. Lomov, Yentl Swolfs
Published in: International Journal of Fatigue, Issue 134, 2020, Page(s) 105510, ISSN 0142-1123
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2020.105510

Bio-inspired design for enhanced damage tolerance of self-reinforced polypropylene/carbon fibre polypropylene hybrid composites

Author(s): Lorenzo Mencattelli, Jun Tang, Yentl Swolfs, Larissa Gorbatikh, Silvestre T. Pinho
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 121, 2019, Page(s) 341-352, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2019.03.028

Microscale material variability and its effect on longitudinal tensile failure of unidirectional carbon fibre composites

Author(s): Fabio Malgioglio, Soraia Pimenta, Anna Matveeva, Laszlo Farkas, Wim Desmet, Stepan V. Lomov, Yentl Swolfs
Published in: Composite Structures, Issue 261, 2021, Page(s) 113300, ISSN 0263-8223
DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.113300

Ply fragmentation in unidirectional hybrid composites linked to stochastic fibre behaviour: A dual-scale model

Author(s): Francisco Mesquita, Yentl Swolfs, Stepan V. Lomov, Larissa Gorbatikh
Published in: Composites Science and Technology, Issue 181, 2019, Page(s) 107702, ISSN 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107702

Fibre-direction strain measurement in a composite ply under quasi-static tensile loading using Digital Volume Correlation and in situ Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography

Author(s): E. Schöberl, C. Breite, A. Melnikov, Y. Swolfs, M.N. Mavrogordato, I. Sinclair, S.M. Spearing
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 137, 2020, Page(s) 105935, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.105935

A computationally-efficient micromechanical model for the fatigue life of unidirectional composites under tension-tension loading

Author(s): Marco Alves, Soraia Pimenta
Published in: International Journal of Fatigue, Issue 116, 2018, Page(s) 677-690, ISSN 0142-1123
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijfatigue.2018.05.017

Multi-instrument multi-scale experimental damage mechanics for fibre reinforced composites

Author(s): Stepan V Lomov, Christian Breite, Delphine Carrella-Payan, Valter Carvelli, Nuri Ersoy, Marco Gigliotti, Raquel Antoranz Gonzalez, Sergey Ivanov, Malika Kersani, Marie-Christine Lafarie-Frenot, Mark Mavrogordato, Mahoor Mehdikhani, Arsen Melnikov, Francisco Mesquita, Fatih Oz, Yannick Pannier, Lincy Pyl, Erich Schöberl, Ian Sinclair, S Mark Spearing, Yentl Swolfs, Danny Van Hemelrijk, Man Zhu, La
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 406, 2018, Page(s) 012057, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/406/1/012057

Fibre direction strain measurement in a composite ply under pure bending using Digital Volume Correlation and Micro-focus Computed Tomography

Author(s): Erich Schöberl, MN Mavrogordato, I Sinclair, SM Spearing
Published in: Journal of Composite Materials, Issue 54/14, 2020, Page(s) 1889-1912, ISSN 0021-9983
DOI: 10.1177/0021998320918648

Void growth measurement and modelling in a thermosetting epoxy resin using SEM and tomography techniques

Author(s): Jan Rojek, Christian Breite, Yentl Swolfs, Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Published in: Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Issue 32/2, 2020, Page(s) 471-488, ISSN 0935-1175
DOI: 10.1007/s00161-020-00865-5

A dataset of micro-scale tomograms of unidirectional glass fiber/epoxy and carbon fiber/epoxy composites acquired via synchrotron computed tomography during in-situ tensile loading

Author(s): Mahoor Mehdikhani, Christian Breite, Yentl Swolfs, Martine Wevers, Stepan V. Lomov, Larissa Gorbatikh
Published in: Data in Brief, Issue 34, 2021, Page(s) 106672, ISSN 2352-3409
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2020.106672

Weld lines in tow-based sheet moulding compounds tensile properties: Morphological detrimental factors

Author(s): L.M. Martulli, Martin Kerschbaum, Stepan V. Lomov, Yentl Swolfs
Published in: Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, Issue 139, 2020, Page(s) 106109, ISSN 1359-835X
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesa.2020.106109

Engineering tensile behavior of hybrid carbon fiber/self-reinforced polypropylene composites by bio-inspired fiber discontinuities

Author(s): Jun Tang, Yentl Swolfs, Arya Aslani, Lorenzo Mencattelli, Gianmaria Bullegas, Silvestre T. Pinho, Stepan V. Lomov, Larissa Gorbatikh
Published in: Composites Part B: Engineering, Issue 178, 2019, Page(s) 107502, ISSN 1359-8368
DOI: 10.1016/j.compositesb.2019.107502

Blind benchmarking of seven longitudinal tensile failure models for two virtual unidirectional composites

Author(s): C. Breite, A. Melnikov, A. Turon, A.B. de Morais, F. Otero, F. Mesquita, J. Costa, J.A. Mayugo, J.M. Guerrero, L. Gorbatikh, L.N. McCartney, M. Hajikazemi, P.P. Camanho, R.P. Tavares, S.V. Lomov, S. Pimenta, W. Van Paepegem, Y. Swolfs
Published in: Composites Science and Technology, Issue 202, 2021, Page(s) 108555, ISSN 0266-3538
DOI: 10.1016/j.compscitech.2020.108555

Investigation of tensile strength and dimensional variation of T700 carbon fibres using an improved experimental setup

Author(s): Faisal Islam, Sébastien Joannès, Steve Bucknell, Yann Leray, Anthony Bunsell, Lucien Laiarinandrasana
Published in: Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, Issue 39/3-4, 2020, Page(s) 144-162, ISSN 0731-6844
DOI: 10.1177/0731684419873712

State-of-the-art models for mechanical performance of carbon-glass hybrid composites in wind turbine blades

Author(s): Yentl Swolfs, Babak Fazlali, Arsen Melnikov, Francisco Mesquita, Vincent Feyen, Christian Breite, Larissa Gorbatikh, Stepan V Lomov
Published in: IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, Issue 942, 2020, Page(s) 012005, ISSN 1757-899X
DOI: 10.1088/1757-899x/942/1/012005

Effet de la porosité dans les réservoirs composites à parois épaisses : Observations expérimentales et modélisation numérique

Author(s): Rojek, Jan
Published in: "Mechanics of materials [physics.class-ph]. English. ⟨NNT : 2020UPSLM015⟩", Issue 11, 2020

Direct Comparison of the Fibre Break Development in Unidirectional Carbon Fibre Composites Under Tension Predicted by Statistical Models and Measured Using 4D In-situ SRCT

Author(s): CHRISTIAN BREITE, ARSEN MELNIKOV, FRANCISCO MESQUITA, LARISSA GORBATIKH, STEPAN V. LOMOV, YENTL SWOLFS
Published in: American Society for Composites 2020, Issue proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2020, 2020
DOI: 10.12783/asc35/34971

Improvements in Determination of Carbon Fibre Strength Distribution Using Automation and Statistical Data

Author(s): Islam, Faisal; Bucknell, Steve; Leray, Yann; Bunsell, Anthony; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien; Joannès, Sébastien
Published in: Fiber Society's Spring 2018 Conference, Issue Jun 2018, 2018

Effect of through-thickness compressive stress and porosity on the tensile strength of carbon-fibre reinforced composites

Author(s): Rojek, Jan; Joannès, Sébastien; Teissedre, Jean-Christophe; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien; Bunsell, Anthony
Published in: ICCM 22 - 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Issue Aug 2019,, 2019

Manufacturing and performance of hybrid fabric reinforcements and their composites

Author(s): Rajpurohit, Ashok; Singery, Vicky; Joannès, Sébastien; Sanial, Philippe; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien
Published in: ECCM 18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials, Issue Jun 2018, 2018, Page(s) 8

Effect of the time-dependent load on type IV cylinders using a multi-scale model

Author(s): Widjaja MP, Alves M, Mavrogordato M, Joannès S, Bunsell A, Mair GW, and Thionnet A
Published in: Proceeding of the Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Hydrogen Safety (ICHS 8), Issue September 2019, 2019

Modelling an Improved NOL Ring Test Using a Reduced Volume Method for the Characterisation of Composite Cylinders

Author(s): Widjaja, Martinus P.; Joannès, Sébastien; Bunsell, Anthony R.; Mair, Georg; Thionnet, Alain
Published in: ICCM 22 - 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Issue Aug 2019, 2019

Mapping strains and fibre fracture in carbon fibre composites using in situ digital volume correlation

Author(s): Schöberl E, Breite C, Melnikov A, Swolfs Y, Mavrogordato MN, Sinclair I
Published in: Proceedings of the 22nd International conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-22), Issue August 2019, 2019

Effect of input properties on the predicted failure of a composite pressure vessel using a multiscale model

Author(s): Widjaja, Martinus,; Islam, Faisal; Joannès, Sébastien; Bunsell, Anthony; Mair, G.; Thionnet, Alain
Published in: FiBreMoD Conference, KU Leuven, Issue Dec 2019, 2019

Predictions of carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (CF-SMC) mechanical properties based on local fibre orientation

Author(s): Martulli LM, Alves M, Pimenta S, Hine PJ, Kerschbaum M, Lomov SV, Swolfs Y
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue 2018, 2018

Adaptation of Weibull analysis to represent strength behaviour of brittle fibres

Author(s): Islam, Faisal; Joannès, Sébastien; Bunsell, Anthony; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien
Published in: ICCM 22 - 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Issue Aug 2019, 2019

Ply fragmentation in interlayer hybrid composites modelled directly from the fibre break statistics

Author(s): Mesquita F, Swolfs Y, Lomov SV, Gorbatikh L
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Prediction of tensile stiffness and failure of carbon fibre composite laminate: a multi-scale non-deterministic approach

Author(s): Malgioglio F, Matveeva A, Swolfs Y, Farkas L
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Low Velocity Impact and Compression After Impact of thin-ply CFRP Bouligand Structures

Author(s): Mencattelli L, Pinho ST
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Modelling the effect of porosity on the mechanical properties of unidirectional composites. The case of thick-walled pressure vessels

Author(s): Rojek J, Joannès S, Mavrogordato M, Laiarinandrasana L, Bunsell A, Thionnet A
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Manufacturing and performance of hybrid fabric reinforcements and their composites

Author(s): Rajpurohit A, Singery V, Joannès S, Sanial P, Laiarinandrasana L
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Do transverse cracks affect in-situ strength and fibre breaks distribution in longitudinal plies of cross-ply laminates?

Author(s): Melnikov A, Swolfs Y, Lomov SV, Gorbatikh L
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

The application of a reduced volume method for the simulation of the characterisation of a carbon fibre pressure vessel

Author(s): Widjaja MP, Joannès S, Bunsell A, Mair G, Thionnet A
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Defining a Reduced Volume Zone for the Simulation of Burst Test on a Composite Pressure Vessels

Author(s): Widjaja MP, Joannès S, Bunsell A, Mair G, Thionnet A
Published in: Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Structural Analysis of Advanced Materials (ICSAAM 2018), Issue Tarbes, France, 28-31 August 2018, 2018

Towards accurate and efficient single fibre characterization to better assess failure strength distribution

Author(s): Islam F, Joannes S, Bucknell S, Leray Y, Bunsell A, Laiarinandrasana L
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athens, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Analysing the effect of fibre waviness on the stiffness of tow-based discontinuous composites

Author(s): Alves M, Pimenta S
Published in: Proceeding of the 18th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM 18), Issue Athenes, 24-28 June 2018, 2018

Pushing the boundaries of carbon fibre sheet moulding compounds: application to thick automotive components

Author(s): Martulli LM, Creemers T, Kerschbaum M, Lomov SV, Swolfs Y
Published in: SAMPE Europe 2019, Issue September 2019 (digital), 2019

Ultra-Thin and Stiff Randomly-Oriented Discontinuous Composites

Author(s): MARCO ALVES, DAVID CARLSTEDT, LEIF ASP, FREDRIK OHLSSON, SORAIA PIMENTA
Published in: American Society for Composites 2019, Issue Proceedings of the American Society for Composites 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.12783/asc34/31369

Material parameter identification challenge and procedure for intra-laminar damage prediction in unidirectional CFRP

Author(s): Malgioglio F, Carrella-Payan D, Magneville B, Farkas L
Published in: Proceedings of the Composites2017, Issue September 2017, 2017

Characterization and statistical analysis of single fiber strength of fibers at various processing stages

Author(s): Rajpurohit, Ashok; Joannès, Sébastien; Islam, Faisal; Singery, Vicky; Bucknell, Steve; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien
Published in: ICCM 22 - 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials,, Issue Aug 2019, 2019

Tensile properties of single carbon fibres tested with automated equipment

Author(s): Mesquita F, Swolfs Y, Leray Y, Bucknell S, Lomov SV, Gorbatikh L
Published in: 22nd International conference on Composite Materials (ICCM-22), Issue August 2019, 2019

Development and performance evaluation of inter-ply and intra-ply hybrid fabric reinforcements and their composites

Author(s): Rajpurohit, Ashok; Singery, Vicky; Joannès, Sébastien; Sanial, Philippe; Laiarinandrasana, Lucien
Published in: ICRACM 2019 - 6th International Conference on Recent Advances in Composite Materials, Issue 25–28 February 2019, 2019

Enhancing the damage tolerance of SRPP/CFPP hybrid composites via a bio-inspired design

Author(s): Mencattelli L, Tang J, Swolfs Y, Gorbatikh L, Pinho ST
Published in: ICCM22 - 22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, Issue August 2019, 2019