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Composite structure and method of making a composite structure

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ARL

In accordance with the present teachings, a method of producing composite having a 3A Q3D reinforcement phase is disclosed. The method of producing the composite provides producing a three-dimensionally woven configuration where a first fiber from a first sheet of reinforcement phase is interwoven or mechanically linked with at least one of an adjacent second layer and then back into the first sheet. The linking fibers are passed between layers at an acute angle generally less than about 10 degrees. The method includes impregnating the woven construction with a curable polymer such as epoxy.

Inventors: 
Liu, Dahsin; Lee, Chun-ying; Yen, Chian-fong; Anderson, Corey; Li, Guojing
Patent Number: 
Technical domain: 
Machines and Processing
FIle Date: 
2013-05-20
Grant Date: 
2016-03-01
Grant time: 
1,016 days
Grant time percentile rank: 
18
Claim count percentile rank: 
3
Citations percentile rank: 
1
'Cited by' percentile rank: 
1
Assignee: 
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV; US ARMY