University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

A design algorithm to model fibre paths for manufacturing of structurally optimised composite laminates

Gonzalez Lozano, G., Tiwari, A. and Turner, C. (2018) A design algorithm to model fibre paths for manufacturing of structurally optimised composite laminates Composite Structures, 204. pp. 882-895.

[img]
Preview
Text
A design algorithm to model fibre paths for manufacturing of structurally optimised composite laminates.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript

Download (3MB) | Preview

Abstract

Fibre steering is involved in the development of non-conventional variable stiffness laminates (VSL) with curvilinear paths as well as in the lay-up of conventional laminates with complex shapes. Manufacturability is generally overlooked in design and, as a result, industrial applications do not take advantage of the potential of composite materials. This work develops a design for manufacturing (DFM) tool for the introduction in design of the manufacturing requirements and limitations derived from the fibre placement technology. This tool enables the automatic generation of continuous fibre paths for manufacturing. Results from its application to a plate with a central hole and an aircraft structure – a windshield front fairing – are presented, showing good correlation of resulting manufacturable paths to initial fibre trajectories. The effect of manufacturing constraints is assessed to elucidate the extent to which the structurally optimal design can be reached while conforming to existing manufacturing specifications.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Gonzalez Lozano, G.
Tiwari, A.a.tiwari@surrey.ac.uk
Turner, C.christopher.turner@surrey.ac.uk
Date : 27 July 2018
Funders : Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
DOI : 10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.07.088
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : Laminates; Defects; Computational modelling; Lay-up (automated); Variable Stiffness
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 11 Sep 2018 10:14
Last Modified : 28 Jul 2019 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/849252

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year


Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800