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Automated fibre placement based composite structures: Review on the defects, impacts and inspections techniques

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Automated fibre placement (AFP)offers high throughput, efficient and accurate manufacturing methods for making multi-stiffened laminated composites. However, processing conditions, machine tolerances and steering of tape can induce small random defects within the laminate, which may compromise the structural integrity. Thus, this paper presents a comprehensive review on the processing/steering-induced defects in AFP and their influence on the quality of the final product. Three key processing parameters in AFP, specifically consolidation force, lay-up speed and curing/melting temperature are attempted elaborately. Additionally, the paper attempted to present the discussions on in-situ process monitoring as well as the Machine Learning (ML)based predictive models for AFP based composites.

UOW Authors


  •   Oromiehie, Ebrahim (external author)
  •   Prusty, Gangadhara B. (external author)
  •   Compston, Paul P. (external author)
  •   Rajan, Ginu

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • E. Oromiehie, B. Prusty, P. Compston & G. Rajan, "Automated fibre placement based composite structures: Review on the defects, impacts and inspections techniques," Composite Structures, vol. 224, pp. 110987-1-110987-14, 2019.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85066233335

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/2774

Start Page


  • 110987-1

End Page


  • 110987-14

Volume


  • 224

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Automated fibre placement (AFP)offers high throughput, efficient and accurate manufacturing methods for making multi-stiffened laminated composites. However, processing conditions, machine tolerances and steering of tape can induce small random defects within the laminate, which may compromise the structural integrity. Thus, this paper presents a comprehensive review on the processing/steering-induced defects in AFP and their influence on the quality of the final product. Three key processing parameters in AFP, specifically consolidation force, lay-up speed and curing/melting temperature are attempted elaborately. Additionally, the paper attempted to present the discussions on in-situ process monitoring as well as the Machine Learning (ML)based predictive models for AFP based composites.

UOW Authors


  •   Oromiehie, Ebrahim (external author)
  •   Prusty, Gangadhara B. (external author)
  •   Compston, Paul P. (external author)
  •   Rajan, Ginu

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • E. Oromiehie, B. Prusty, P. Compston & G. Rajan, "Automated fibre placement based composite structures: Review on the defects, impacts and inspections techniques," Composite Structures, vol. 224, pp. 110987-1-110987-14, 2019.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85066233335

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers1/2774

Start Page


  • 110987-1

End Page


  • 110987-14

Volume


  • 224

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom