Composites part a-applied science and manufacturing vol:38 issue:6 pages:1581-1596
This paper is the third part in a series of review papers on residual stresses in thermoplastic composites. The first two parts were dedicated to the formation of thermal residual stresses and experimental techniques to detect these stresses, respectively. This third paper discusses the effects that thermal residual stresses have on the material properties of thermoplastic composites. Composite laminates as well as composite structures were considered.