The aim of this study is to investigate the design of continuous fiber reinforced composite pipes, produced by filament winding technique. For this purpose, the full factorial experimental design was implemented. When designing filament winding composites three major factors are the most important: fiber orientation, fiber tension and velocity of the filament winding. The ultimate target is to achieve the composite pipes with good characteristics as bearing material for construction with the lowest possible weight. Preparation of the composites was done by applying the 23 full factorial experimental design. For the purposes of these investigation, eight test specimen configurations are made and on the basis that, test results should provide material properties useful in the design stage. The velocity of the filament winding was taken to be the first factor, the second – fiber tension and the third – winding angle. The first factor low and high levels were chosen to be 525 m/min and 21 m/min, respectively, for the second factor – 64 N and 110 N, respectively and for the third factor – 100 and 900, respectively.
Keyword: filament winding
In this study hoop tensile properties of continuous fiber reinforced composites pipes are investigated. The test pipes were manufactured of glass fiber and epoxy resin by filament winding method with three different winding angle configurations (10°, 45° and 90°). Three specimens from each model of filament wound pipes with help of split-disk tests were tested and the hoop tensile strengths and modulus of elasticity were determined. From received results it is concluded that, mechanical properties of composite specimens are depended from winding angles in filament winding technology, whereas that bigger winding angle lead to higher hoop tensile properties of filament-wound tubular samples. The optimal values for the hoop tensile strength are obtained for the samples winded with 45° winding angle.