Vol.10, No.2, 2022, pp.329-358, doi:10.32604/jrm.2022.016374
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Process Evaluation, Tensile Properties and Fatigue Resistance of Chopped and Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites by 3D Printing
  • Wei Chen1,2, Qiuju Zhang1,2,*, Han Cao1,2, Ye Yuan1,2
1 School of Mechanical Engineering, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, 214122, China
2 Jiangsu Province Key Laboratory of Advanced Food Manufacturing Equipment and Technology, Jiangnan University, Wuxi, 214122, China
* Corresponding Author: Qiuju Zhang. Email:
(This article belongs to this Special Issue: Green, Recycled and Intelligent Technologies in Printing and Packaging)
Received 03 March 2021; Accepted 15 April 2021; Issue published 30 August 2021
Abstract
The aim of this article was to comprehensively evaluate the manufacturing process, tensile properties and fatigue resistance of the chopped and continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTPCs) by 3D printing. The main results included: the common defects of the printed CFRTPCs contained redundant and accumulation defects, scratch and warping defects; the continuous fiber contributed to the dimensional stability and accuracy of width and thickness; associations between mass percentage of fiber reinforcement and the averages of elastic modulus, strain at break and ultimate tensile strength were approximately linear based on tensile test results; the fatigue resistance improved with the increasing fiber reinforcement based on fatigue test results. As for specimens with four fiber rings, there was a good linear relationship between the stress level and logarithm value of cycles during the whole life while those of pure matrix and specimens with one and two fiber rings were piecewise linear, taking about 10,000 cycles as boundary. The micro morphology showed that the fatigue failure behaved as matrix fracture, large and small fiber bundles and single fibers extracted from matrix. Under the tension-tension fatigue load, the deformations where easily concentrating stress behaved as sunken surfaces along thickness and width directions, and the deformation along width direction was greater than that along thickness direction.
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Process Evaluation, Tensile Properties and Fatigue Resistance of Chopped and Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites by 3D Printing
Keywords
CFRTPCs; 3D printing; tensile test; fatigue behavior; stress level; micro morphology
Cite This Article
Chen, W., Zhang, Q., Cao, H., Yuan, Y. (2022). Process Evaluation, Tensile Properties and Fatigue Resistance of Chopped and Continuous Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites by 3D Printing. Journal of Renewable Materials, 10(2), 329–358.
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