This class will demonstrate how the use of experimental test data of several tensile specimens of varying fiber orientation can help determine an adequate failure criteria for a given reinforced thermoplastic. This criteria can then be utilized to better predict failure of complex part designs with widely varying fiber orientations. Data for a 30% glass-reinforced PEEK material will be shown as an example of this approach to orthotropic failure analysis.
- Better predict the strength of any fiber-reinforced injection molded part design
- Demonstrate the importance of orthotropic structural analysis for good design
- Demonstrate how the lamina failure approach plays a key role in predicting injection-molded strength
- Show the need for further structural research of fiber-reinforced materials