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Title: Laser surface modification of carbon fiber reinforced composites
Authors: Nattapat, M.
Marimuthu, Sundar
Kamara, A.M.
Nekouie Esfahani, Mohammadreza
Keywords: Surface
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: NATTAPAT, M. ... et al, 2015. Laser surface modification of carbon fiber reinforced composites. Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 30 (12), pp. 1450 - 1456.
Abstract: The removal of top resin layer is an essential task prior to adhesive bonding of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. This paper investigates the technical feasibility of using a low power continuous wave carbon dioxide laser for removing the top resin layer of CFRP without damaging the underlying fiber. The operating window and damaging threshold were experimentally determined. Irradiating the CFRP surface at a power of 14 W, scanning speed of 880 mm/sec, and a beam overlap of 25% provides an optimal thermal condition for removal of top resin layer. A finite element model was used to explain the removal mechanisms.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in Materials and Manufacturing Processes on 01 Apr 2015, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/10426914.2015.1019097
Sponsor: The authors acknowledge the support offered by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) under the grant EP/L01968X/1.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/10426914.2015.1019097
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/19619
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2015.1019097
ISSN: 1042-6914
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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