Development of a sensor for process control of tape laying

Jean Beloy, Susan C. Mantell

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Abstract

Thermoplastic matrix composites can be consolidated during layup by locally applying heat and pressure. The goal is to maximize the material layup rate while achieving good interlaminar bonding. A unique sensor has been developed which senses the temperature rise in the material when heat is applied. Experimental data indicate that the number of plies as well as the tool plate geometry can affect sensor output. These data agree well with the model predictions of sensor function. A case study relating sensor output and tape laying head heat intensity required to reach the melt temperature is presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1-7
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Nov 6 1994Nov 11 1994

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OtherProceedings of the 1994 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period11/6/9411/11/94

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