Title: Manufacture and Compression Testing of a Machined Composite Mechanical System
Authors: Thomas J. Rohrbach and Eltahry Elghandour
Abstract: Exploration of this technology will be investigated through a combination of simulation, manufacturing, machining and testing. A steel connecting rod is used as a control case to which triaxially woven and discontinuous fiber composite materials are compared. Based on material testing with respect to elastic modulus and machinability the woven composite was selected as the primary material of interest for connecting rod geometry compression testing. The results of testing showed a failure load lower than of what is usually designed for, but a promising evaluation when compared to the steel component’s strength to weight ratio.
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Conference: SAMPE 2019 - Charlotte, NC
Publication Date: 2019/05/20
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