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dc.contributor.authorMcGarrigle, Cormac
dc.contributor.authorRodgers, Ian
dc.contributor.authorMcIlhagger, Alistair
dc.contributor.authorHarkin-Jones, Eileen
dc.contributor.authorMajor, Ian
dc.contributor.authorDevine, Declan
dc.contributor.authorArcher, Edward
dc.identifier.citationCormac McGarrigle et al (2017). Extruded monofilament and multifilament thermoplastic stitching yarns. Fibers 5 (45). DOI: 10.3390/fib5040045en_US
dc.description.abstractCarbon fibre reinforced polymer composites offer significant improvement in overall material strength to weight, when compared with metals traditionally used in engineering. As a result, they are replacing metals where overall weight is a significant consideration, such as in the aerospace and automotive industries. However, due to their laminate structure, delamination is a prime concern. Through-thickness stitching has been shown to be a relatively simple method of improving resistance to delamination. In this paper, monofilament and multifilament fibres of a similar overall diameter were characterised and their properties compared for their suitability as stitching yarns. Dissimilar to other published works which rely on commercially available materials, such as polyparaphenylene terephthalamide, criteria were produced on the required properties and two potentially promising polymers were selected for extrusion. It was found that although the multifilament fibres had a greater ultimate tensile strength, they began to yield at a lower force than their monofilament equivalent.en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland*
dc.subjectPlastics - Extrusionen_US
dc.titleExtruded monofilament and multifilament thermoplastic stitching yarns.en_US
dc.rights.accessOpen Accessen_US
dc.subject.departmentMaterials Research Institute AITen_US

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