Numerical optimisation of thermoset composites manufacturing processes: A review

G. Struzziero*, J. J.E. Teuwen, A. A. Skordos

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The impetus for higher performance, robustness and efficiency in the aerospace, automotive and energy industries has been reflected in more stringent requirements which the composite manufacturing industry needs to comply with. The process design challenges associated with this are significant and can be only partially met by integration of simulation in the design loop. The implementation of numerical optimisation tools is therefore necessary. The development of methodologies linking predictive simulation tools with numerical optimisation techniques is pivotal to identify and therefore develop optimal design conditions that allow full exploitation of the efficiency opportunities in composite manufacturing. Numerical and experimental results concerning the optimisation techniques and methodologies implemented in literature to address the optimisation of thermoset composite manufacturing processes are presented and analysed in this study.

Original languageEnglish
Article number105499
Number of pages13
JournalComposites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2019


  • C. Numerical analysis
  • E. Cure
  • E. Lay-up (manual/automated)
  • E. Liquid composite moulding


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