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dc.contributor.authorFlanagan, M.
dc.contributor.authorGrogan, David M.
dc.contributor.authorGoggins, Jamie
dc.contributor.authorAppel, Simon
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, K.
dc.contributor.authorLeen, Sean B.
dc.contributor.authorÓ Brádaigh, Conchúr M.
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T15:03:02Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T15:03:02Z
dc.date.issued2017-06-15
dc.identifier.citationFlanagan, M., Grogan, D. M., Goggins, J., Appel, S., Doyle, K., Leen, S. B., & Ó Brádaigh, C. M. (2017). Permeability of carbon fibre PEEK composites for cryogenic storage tanks of future space launchers. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing, 101, 173-184. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.06.013en_IE
dc.identifier.issn1359-835X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/15603
dc.description.abstractThis work presents an experimental investigation into the permeability of carbon fibre (CF) polyetheretherketone (PEEK) for cryogenic storage tanks for space applications. The effects of cryogenic cycling, manufacturing method, PEEK matrix type, fibre type, cryogenic temperatures, pressure, and thickness on the permeability of CF-PEEK laminates are investigated. Laminates are manufactured using autoclave, press and in-situ laser assisted automated tape placement (ATP) consolidation. Optical microscopy is used to characterise the microstructure of test samples. The results show that, for undamaged autoclaved CF-PEEK samples, the permeability remains essentially constant for the ranges of pressures and thicknesses tested. Samples manufactured using the ATP process and samples which were damaged by cryogenic cycling, had a higher leak rate than autoclaved and pressed samples. For cryogenically cycled samples, the leak rate was shown to be dependent on the damage state of the microstructure. (C) 2017 Published by Elsevier Ltd.en_IE
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research is funded by the Irish Research Council (IRC) employment based postgraduate scheme, the European Space Agency, and Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) through the MaREI centre (grant no. 12RC2302).en_IE
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dc.language.isoenen_IE
dc.publisherElsevieren_IE
dc.relation.ispartofComposites Part A-Applied Science And Manufacturingen
dc.subjectCarbon fibresen_IE
dc.subjectPermeabilityen_IE
dc.subjectOptical microscopyen_IE
dc.subjectOut of autoclave processingen_IE
dc.subjectREINFORCED-PLASTICSen_IE
dc.subjectGAS-PERMEABILITYen_IE
dc.subjectPERMEATIONen_IE
dc.subjectDAMAGEen_IE
dc.titlePermeability of carbon fibre PEEK composites for cryogenic storage tanks of future space launchersen_IE
dc.typeArticleen_IE
dc.date.updated2019-11-26T17:55:31Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.06.013
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.compositesa.2017.06.013en_IE
dc.description.peer-reviewedpeer-reviewed
dc.contributor.funderIrish Research Councilen_IE
dc.contributor.funderEuropean Space Agencyen_IE
dc.contributor.funderScience Foundation Irelanden_IE
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dc.local.contactSean Leen, Mechanical & Biomedical Eng, Eng-2051, New Engineering Building, Nui Galway. 5955 Email: sean.leen@nuigalway.ie
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dcterms.projectinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2302/IE/Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) - The SFI Centre for Marine Renewable Energy Research/en_IE
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