Consolidation sensor for challenging material characterisation problems

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Consolidation of a composite precursor drastically affects final dimensions and defect formation in a composite part. Experiments show that different manufacturing conditions may lead to a variability in compaction and thickness. This paper proposes a different approach for consolidation characterisation. A new consolidation sensor framework capable of distinguishing between consolidation models is developed. The proposed system is adaptable and captures characteristic signatures of different deformation models instead of imposing a rigid framework of arbitrary preselected resin flow mechanisms. The designed framework is tested on a previously developed phenomenological model DefGen and provides valid and robust results.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 17 Sep 2019
EventSAMPE Europe 19 - Nantes, France
Duration: 17 Sep 201919 Sep 2019


ConferenceSAMPE Europe 19
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