Multi-objective optimization of Resin Infusion

G. Struzziero, A. A. Skordos

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Abstract

The present paper addresses the multi-objective optimization of the filling stage of the Resin Infusion manufacturing process. The optimization focuses on the selection of an optimal temperature profile which addresses the tradeoff between filling time and the risk of impeding the flow of resin due to excessive curing. The methodology developed combines a numerical solution of the coupled Darcy’s flow and heat conduction problem with a Genetic Algorithm (GA). The methodology converges successfully to a final Pareto set for the case of a C-stiffener which is 130 mm high, 60 mm wide and lies on a skin 280 mm wide. The results highlight the efficiency opportunities available compared to standard industrial manufacturing practice. Reductions in filling time up to 66% and up to 15% in final degree of cure are achieved compared to standard solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-28
Number of pages12
JournalAdvanced Manufacturing: Polymer and Composites Science
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • composites manufacturing
  • finite elements
  • flow through porous media
  • multi-objective optimization
  • process simulation
  • Resin Infusion
  • thermosetting resin
  • viscosity
  • OA-Fund TU Delft

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