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Materials 2018, 11(5), 786; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma11050786

Lay-Up and Consolidation of a Composite Pipe by In Situ Ultrasonic Welding of a Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Tape

Department of Engineering for Innovation, University of Salento, via per Monteroni, Lecce 73100, Italy
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Received: 19 April 2018 / Revised: 9 May 2018 / Accepted: 10 May 2018 / Published: 11 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
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Abstract

In this work, the potential of preformed thermoplastic matrix composite tapes for the manufacturing of composite pipes by filament winding assisted by in situ ultrasonic welding was evaluated. Unidirectional tapes of E-glass-reinforcedamorphous poly (ethylene terephthalate) were laid up and consolidated in a filament winding machine that was modified with a set-up enabling ultrasonic welding. The obtained composite specimens were characterized by means of morphological and dynamic mechanical analysis as well as void content evaluation, in order to correlate welding parameters to composite properties. View Full-Text
Keywords: thermoplastic composites; filament winding; ultrasonic welding; polyethylene terephthalate; thermoplastic composite pipe thermoplastic composites; filament winding; ultrasonic welding; polyethylene terephthalate; thermoplastic composite pipe
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Dell’Anna, R.; Lionetto, F.; Montagna, F.; Maffezzoli, A. Lay-Up and Consolidation of a Composite Pipe by In Situ Ultrasonic Welding of a Thermoplastic Matrix Composite Tape. Materials 2018, 11, 786.

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