A Study on the Analysis of causes & minimizing of Defects at Composite Materials Sandwich Aircraft Structure in Autoclave Processing

항공기용 복합재료 샌드위치 구조물의 오토클레이브 성형시 발생되는 결함 원인 분석과 그 최소화 방안

  • Published : 2000.11.01


The purpose of this paper is to determine the effect of the autoclave inner pressure rate, heat-up rate, tool round angle, Thickness of core, height of joggle on defects, and to minimize the defects of aircraft sandwich structure reinforced with honeycomb core occurred in autoclave processing. The results showed that the geometry of aircraft sandwich structure and tool such as tool round angle, Thickness of core, height of joggle, and the autoclave cure conditions such as inner pressure rate, heat up rate strongly affected the core movement, core wrinkle, bridge phenomenon of prepreg and depression of core that occurred in autoclave processing.