|Carbon Fiber Sheet Deflection
|Central Plate Deflection of Carbon Fiber Plates as compared to 1″ thick aluminum and 1″ thick steel plates.
|Stiffness of a Carbon Fiber Sheet
|This article goes into depth discussing the flexural stiffness of LeapTech’s carbon fiber sheets in quasi-isotropic form as well as bidirectional form as compared to aluminum and steel.
|Inserts for Composite Sandwich Panels
|Inserts allow bolts to be attached to foam core carbon fiber panels without crushing the panel. Inserts are necessary in thick foam core panels.
|This article goes into depth on the installation of inserts in composite panels.
|Insert Block Performance Analysis
|Certain situations require a block to be installed in cored panels. This article goes into depth on the situations where these blocks are necessary.
|Bolting with Counter Bores in
Composite Sandwich Panels
|In certain situations, bolts should be countersunk into the panel. In our experience, this is necessary when runout must be controlled to a specific amount.
|Threaded Insert Pullout Analysis
|An analysis of the forces involved in pulling out inserts. This is a necessary read when your inserts will be in tension.
|This is a study on the effect of torque on inserts. This is generally important to read when using inserts in any capacity.
|Additional studies can be performed by LeapTech Composites upon request.