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Dissertation "Effect of In-plane Waviness Defects on Compressive Failure of Thermoplastic Composite Laminates"

We are proud that Ramona Sitohang will defend her dissertation entitled: "Effect of In-plane Waviness Defects on Compressive Failure of Thermoplastic Composite Laminates" on January 27th.

Ramona has performed her research at the TPRC in close cooperation with the Production Technology research group of Prof. Dr. Ir. Remko Akkerman from the University of Twente. Ramona’s work provides a fundamental understanding of the effects of defects induced during the manufacturing of thermoplastic composite parts and contributes to extending the application window. We wish Ramona good luck with her defense!

Read more about Ramona's research:

Effect of in-plane fiber waviness defects on the compressive properties of quasi-isotropic thermoplastic composites”, Sitohang R.D.R., 15 September 2021 in: Composite Structures, 272, 114166

An experimental approach to reproduce in-plane fiber waviness in thermoplastic composites test coupons using a reverse forming method”, Sitohang R.D.R., 14 July 2021 in: Sage journals

Innerradius waviness

Fig. 1. In-plane waviness defects in an L-shaped stamp-formed thermoplastic composite part.

The research was conducted by TPRC in collaboration with the University of Twente. The financial support from the Province of Overijssel for improving the regional knowledge position is gratefully acknowledged.

Feel free to contact us for more information on this or other subjects in thermoplastic composite technology.

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