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AIM event: Porosity in Composite Materials

April 26, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT

Defects are inherent in composite materials. They are a source of variability and often become the limiting factor of mechanical properties. Porosity is one of the most common defects found in composite materials. It can compromise the structural integrity and negatively affect aesthetics. It’s presence and extent are a direct outcome of processing parameters.

In this webinar, a comprehensive list of sources and sinks of porosity will be presented and explained. Common causes of porosity will be examined along with considerations for reducing or eliminating them. A number of case studies will be presented to demonstrate the process of identifying the sources of porosity in a composite part.


Casey Keulen and Gavin Tao
University of British Columbia

This presentation is part of the ongoing CKN webinar series. Content discussed in the webinar is linked to the Knowledge in Practice Centre, allowing users to access this and other content in a consistent and coherent manner.

This webinar is co-hosted by Composites Knowledge Network (CKN) and SAMPE Canada


April 26, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am PDT
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