Fiber length distribution measurement for long glass and carbon fiber reinforced injection molded thermoplastics

Vlastimil Kunc, Barbara Frame, Ba Nghiep Nguyen, Charles L Tucker, Gregorio Velez-Garcia

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Abstract

Procedures for fiber length distribution (FLD) measurement of long fiber reinforced injection molded thermoplastics were refined for glass and carbon fibers. Techniques for sample selection, fiber separation, digitization and length measurement for both fiber types are described in detail. Quantitative FLD results are provided for glass and carbon reinforced polypropylene samples molded with a nominal original fiber length of 12.7 mm (1/2 in.) using equipment optimized for molding short fiber reinforced thermoplastics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSPE Automotive and Composites Divisions - 7th Annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition, ACCE 2007 - Driving Performance and Productivity
Pages866-876
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event7th Annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition, ACCE 2007 - Driving Performance and Productivity - Troy, MI, United States
Duration: Sep 11 2007Nov 13 2007

Publication series

NameSPE Automotive and Composites Divisions - 7th Annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition, ACCE 2007 - Driving Performance and Productivity
Volume2

Other

Other7th Annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition, ACCE 2007 - Driving Performance and Productivity
CountryUnited States
CityTroy, MI
Period9/11/0711/13/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Polymers and Plastics

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