Mechanical and thermal properties of multifunctional composites fabricated by vacuum-assisted resin infusion

Chulikavit, N, Chattrairat, A, Kandare, E and Afaghi Khatibi, A 2019, 'Mechanical and thermal properties of multifunctional composites fabricated by vacuum-assisted resin infusion', in AIAC 2018: 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress, Melbourne, 24-26 February 2019, pp. 241-246.


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Title Mechanical and thermal properties of multifunctional composites fabricated by vacuum-assisted resin infusion
Author(s) Chulikavit, N
Chattrairat, A
Kandare, E
Afaghi Khatibi, A
Year 2019
Conference name AIAC 2018: 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress
Conference location Melbourne
Conference dates 24-26 February 2019
Proceedings title AIAC 2018: 18th Australian International Aerospace Congress
Publisher Engineers Australia, Royal Aeronautical Society
Place of publication Melbourne
Start page 241
End page 246
Total pages 6
Abstract Multifunctional composites belong to a system of materials that are capable of performing structural and non-structural functions. Among non-load-bearing functionalities, thermal storage capability can find applications in various industries including aerospace. Using such materials in cabin interior shell, passenger seat cover and nacelle, for example, can help to maintain the desired temperature with less energy consumption. This paper reports an experimental study on the development of multifunctional composites that possess excellent mechanical properties and thermal storage capability. Plain weave glass fibre/epoxy laminates incorporated with microencapsulated-Phase Change Materials (micro-PCMs) were fabricated using resin infusion technique to achieve high-quality composite laminates. The fabricated specimens were tested for mechanical and thermal properties. It was found that increasing the concentration of micro-PCMs enhanced the thermal storage capacity of the composite in a rate which was greater than that of the mechanical properties degradation.
Subjects Aerospace Materials
Keyword(s) Thermal storage
multifunctional composite
vacuum-assisted resin infusion and micro-PCMs.
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