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Nedelcu, Alex (author), Mendes Florindo, A.M. (author), Han, S.H. (author), Dekker, Jaap (author), de Vlieger, M.J. (author), Castro, Saullo G.P. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author)
Double-curved composite structures that are manufactured via automated fiber placement, such as pressure vessels, can take advantage of tow steering to reduce weight. This design freedom comes with the cost of adding internal normal stresses to the tow, possibly leading to wrinkles or pull up. The present work investigates tow pull up both...
journal article 2024
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Agarwal, Sovit (author)
Increasing demands for composite structures and sustainability goals have resulted in the growth of thermoplastic polymer matrix composites and automated manufacturing technologies. The in-situ Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) manufacturing of thermoplastic prepreg tapes has the potential to provide a fast and cost-effective manufacturing...
master thesis 2023
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van Winden, Dave (author)
Laser-assisted fiber placement (LAFP) is an automated manufacturing technique with promising potential to produce larger aerospace structural components using thermoplastic composites. However, during the rapid heating phase, deconsolidation of composite tapes can occur, resulting in negative effects on bond forming ability. This study aimed to...
master thesis 2023
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Iványi, Charlotte (author)
Laser-assisted fiber placement (LAFP) is a promising manufacturing process for thermoplastic composites (TPCs), which enables out-of-autoclave production and eliminates post-consolidation steps. In LAFP, thermoplastic carbon fiber tapes are heated with a laser heat source and placed into the desired layup with the help of a robot, while being...
master thesis 2023
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Blommert, Yannick (author)
Laser-assisted automated fiber placement (LAFP) is a promising additive manufacturing technique for the production of large aerospace components. Thermoplastic prepreg tapes will be placed ply-by-ply on top of a mould and in-situ consolidated. This is beneficial for higher production rates. The mechanical performance of thermoplastic composite...
master thesis 2022
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Meister, S. (author)
In modern aircraft, structural lightweight composite components are increasingly<br/>used. To manufacture these components in a costeffective way, robust production systems for the manufacturing of complex fibre composite components are necessary. A rather novel but already established process for fibre material deposition is the Automated Fibre...
doctoral thesis 2022
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Çelik, O. (author), Bussink, T. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Teuwen, Julie J.E. (author), Dransfeld, C.A. (author)
The effects of laser-induced deconsolidation on the compaction process of CF/PEEK tapes were investigated. First, tapes with different degrees of deconsolidation were manufactured using a laser heater. This procedure resulted in samples with different waviness, thickness, void content and surface roughness values. Then, as-received and laser...
journal article 2021
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Meister, S. (author), Wermes, Mahdieu A.M. (author), Stüve, Jan (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
The aerospace industry has established the Automated Fiber Placement process as a common technique for manufacturing fibre reinforced components. In this process multiple composite tows are placed simultaneously onto a tool. Currently in such processes manual testing requires often up to 50% of the manufacturing duration. Moreover, the...
review 2021
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Meister, S. (author), Möller, Nantwin (author), Stüve, Jan (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
In the aerospace industry, the Automated Fiber Placement process is an established method for producing composite parts. Nowadays the required visual inspection, subsequent to this process, typically takes up to 50% of the total manufacturing time and the inspection quality strongly depends on the inspector. A Deep Learning based...
journal article 2021
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Meister, S. (author), Stüve, Jan (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
Automated fibre layup techniques are often applied for the production of complex structural components. In order to ensure a sufficient component quality, a subsequent visual inspection is necessary, especially in the aerospace industry. The use of automated optical inspection systems can reduce the inspection effort by up to 50 %. Laser line...
journal article 2021
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Çelik, O. (author), Choudhary, A. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Teuwen, Julie J.E. (author), Dransfeld, C.A. (author)
In this study, the effect of rapid laser heating, which is typical during laser-assisted fiber placement (LAFP), on the micro- and meso- structure of the thermoplastic tape was investigated. Thermoplastic tapes were heated above the melting temperature with different heated lengths (30 and 80 mm and heating times (0.2 and 0.8 s) in a dedicated...
journal article 2021
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Meister, S. (author), Wermes, Mahdieu (author), Stueve, J. (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
In the aerospace industry, automated fibre laying processes are often applied for economical composite part fabrication. Unfortunately, the current mandatory visual quality assurance process takes up to 50% of the entire manufacturing time. An automised classification of manufacturing deviations using Neural Networks potentially improves the...
journal article 2021
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Çelik, O. (author), Hosseini, S.M.A. (author), Baran, Ismet (author), Grouve, Wouter J.B. (author), Akkerman, Remko (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Teuwen, Julie J.E. (author), Dransfeld, C.A. (author)
The effect of thermal contact resistance (TCR) correlated to the degree of intimate contact (DIC) between the incoming tape and the substrate on the temperature history during laser-assisted fiber placement (LAFP) was investigated. A novel experimental methodology was designed to understand the effect with a non-contact method which did not...
journal article 2021
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Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Deane, Michael (author), O'Higgins, Ronan (author), Weaver, Paul M. (author)
Mechanical properties of composite laminates can be tuned by either tailoring ply orientations or by using ply drops to change thickness profiles. The latter cause resin-rich pockets to form in thermoset composites that are autoclave cured after lay-down. This paper focuses on the morphology of ply drop regions with carbon fibre thermoplastic...
journal article 2020
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Çelik, O. (author), Peeters, D.M.J. (author), Dransfeld, C.A. (author), Teuwen, Julie J.E. (author)
Intimate contact development under LAFP-specific thermal and mechanical boundary conditions/interactions and the effect of process parameters are investigated. One-layer, unidirectional strips of CF/PEKK material were placed with different process parameters on a flat tool surface to create different intimate contact conditions. The concept...
journal article 2020
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Meister, S. (author), Wermes, Mahdieu Amin Mahdieu (author), Stüve, Jan (author), Groves, R.M. (author)
The Automated Fiber Placement process is established in the aerospace industry for the production of composite components. This technique places several narrow material strips in parallel. Within current industrial Automated Fiber Placement processes the visual inspection takes typically up to 50% of overall production time. Furthermore,...
conference paper 2020
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IJsselmuiden, S.T. (author)
Fiber reinforced composite materials have gained widespread acceptance for a multitude of applications in the aerospace, automotive, maritime and wind-energy industries. Automated fiber placement technologies have developed rapidly over the past two decades, driven primarily by a need to reduce manufacturing costs and improve product consistency...
doctoral thesis 2011
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