Effects of automated tape laying heating strategies on degree of cure

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Heating the thermoset tape to a higher temperature than is used in the conventional automated tape laying process can affect the cure cycle, void content, interlaminar shear strength and residual stresses of the final product. In this study, the effects of different heating strategies on the degree of cure in thermoset tapes were modelled. This was done for two tape laying speeds and by heating different combinations of the incoming tape, the previously laid tape and the mould. The model predicts the thermochemical profile of two different materials and is validated by experimental data from thermocouples and a pyrometer.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSAMPE Europe Conference 16 Liege
Place of PublicationNew york
PublisherCurran Associates, Inc.
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5108-3800-0
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventSAMPE Europe Conference 2016 - Liege, Belgium
Duration: 13 Sep 201615 Sep 2016


ConferenceSAMPE Europe Conference 2016


  • Tape laying
  • thermoset composites
  • cure
  • heat transfer


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