A 3-D finite element model for thermal analysis of laser assisted fiber placement

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Abstract

Laser assisted automated tape or fiber placement (LATP/LAFP) with in-situ consolidation is a promising technique for manufacturing large structures, eliminating the limitations of autoclave curing. Currently, 2-D models are mostly preferred for the thermal analysis of the process. A 3-D, transient thermal finite element model is developed to analyze the effect of the alignment of the heat source with the tape laying direction and is compared with a model imitating a 2-D analysis space. This aspect of the process has not been considered in the literature so far. Effects of this aspect on temperature history and intimate contact evolution are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the SAMPE Europe Conference 2018 Southampton
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventSAMPE Europe - Conference Southamphon 2018: Large Structures in Composite Engineering - Hilton Ageas Bowl, Southampton, United Kingdom
Duration: 11 Sep 201813 Sep 2018

Conference

ConferenceSAMPE Europe - Conference Southamphon 2018
Abbreviated titleSAMPE Conference 18 Southamphon
CountryUnited Kingdom
CitySouthampton
Period11/09/1813/09/18

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