Determination of optimal process parameters for manufacturing thermoplastic composite rings by automated fiber placement

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Proceedings title26th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2011 and the 2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites
Conference26th Annual Technical Conference of the American Society for Composites 2011 and the 2nd Joint US-Canada Conference on Composites, 26 September 2011 through 28 September 2011, Montreal, QC
ISBN9781618391964
Volume2
Pages13091318; # of pages: 10
SubjectAS4/PEEK; Degree of cure; Experimental data; Fiber placement; In-situ; Manufacturing parameters; Modal testings; Optimal process; Optimum conditions; Taguchi's methods; Thermoplastic composite; Void contents; Composite materials; Modal analysis; Natural frequencies; Thermoplastics; Manufacture; Composites; Manufacture; Solidification; Thermoplastics
AbstractOptimal process parameters for the in-situ consolidation of thermoplastic composites were determined through manufacturing and modal testing of nine thermoplastic composite (AS4/PEEK) rings. Taguchi's method was utilized to analyze the experimental data to suggest the optimum condition for manufacturing those rings. The quality of a composite structure, i.e. degree of cure, solidification, and void content, affected the resonant frequencies of the part. Therefore, this characteristic can be used in order to compare different rings' quality made by different manufacturing parameters.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); Aerospace (AERO-AERO)
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21271577
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