The fibers in a short fiber reinforced composite can be preferentially oriented by flow as the material is processed. Fiber orientation controls the mechanical and physical properties of the material and is an important feature of the structure of a part. This paper discusses the phenomena of fiber orientation in short fiber composites and reviews techniques for modeling and predicting orientation. Topics include the description and measurement of orientation states, the dynamics of orientation in flowing suspensions and techniques for computer simulation of orientation in composite manufacturing operations.
|Original language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1988|
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