An application of composites for construction of subway brackets is a very effective approach to extend their lifetime. However, this approach involves the necessity to prevent process-induced distortions of the bracket due to thermal deformation and chemical shrinkage. At present study, a process simulation has been carried out to support the design of the production tooling. The simulation was based on the application of viscoelastic model for the resin. Simulation results were verified by comparison with results of manufacturing experiments. To optimize the bracket structure the strength analysis was carried out as well.
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||2nd Annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, CAMX 2015 - Dallas, United States|
Duration: 26 Oct 2015 → 29 Oct 2015
|Conference||2nd Annual Composites and Advanced Materials Expo, CAMX 2015|
|Period||26/10/15 → 29/10/15|