Slurry-based fabrication of chopped fiberglass composite preforms

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A water-based process for the fabrication of chopped fiberglass preforms is being developed in collaboration with the Automotive Composite Consortium (ACC) and The Budd Company. This slurry process uses hydraulic pressure to form highly compacted fiberglass preforms on contoured, perforated metal screens. The preforms will be used in the development of structural automotive composites. A key objective is to produce preforms having uniform areal density. Computational simulation of variable open area screens, and areal density mapping using a gamma densitometer are discussed.

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Moore, G.A.; Johnson, R.W.; Landon, M.D.; Stoots, C.M. & Anderson, J.L. December 1, 1995.

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A water-based process for the fabrication of chopped fiberglass preforms is being developed in collaboration with the Automotive Composite Consortium (ACC) and The Budd Company. This slurry process uses hydraulic pressure to form highly compacted fiberglass preforms on contoured, perforated metal screens. The preforms will be used in the development of structural automotive composites. A key objective is to produce preforms having uniform areal density. Computational simulation of variable open area screens, and areal density mapping using a gamma densitometer are discussed.

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  • 41. international Society of Advanced Materials Processing Engineers symposium and exhibition, Anaheim, CA (United States), 25-28 Mar 1995

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  • Other: DE96003514
  • Report No.: INEL--94/00388
  • Report No.: CONF-9503210--1
  • Grant Number: AC07-94ID13223
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 168690
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc628594

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Moore, G.A.; Johnson, R.W.; Landon, M.D.; Stoots, C.M. & Anderson, J.L. Slurry-based fabrication of chopped fiberglass composite preforms, article, December 1, 1995; Idaho Falls, Idaho. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628594/: accessed October 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.