Advanced in-cycle and cycle-to cycle on-line adaptive control for thermoforming of large thermoplastic sheets

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Series titleSAE Technical Papers; no. 2005-01-1520
ConferenceSAE 2005 World Congress & Exhibition, April 11-14, 2005, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Physical description8p.
Subjectcomputer simulation; forming; composite materials; elastomers; plastics
AbstractThis paper presents a control system for the thermoforming of large sheets. The system has three main purposes: Its primary purpose is for cycle-to-cycle control of the sheet temperature map as predicted by the thermoforming simulation. Its secondary purpose is to tune the simulation to the actual process through on-line characterization of some of the material and machine characteristics so that the simulation's predictions are reconciled with the machine sensors outputs. Lastly it can characterize on-line a number of independent and fast acting sub-models that allow for in-cycle control of some process parameters.
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PublisherSAE International
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada (NRC-CNRC); NRC Industrial Materials Institute
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number53808
NPARC number15979198
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