The present contribution gives an overview of the recent efforts developed at Bristol Composite Institute (ACCIS) towards building a finite element modelling framework for AFP processes. Inputs include both fundamental understanding of the material behaviour and efficient numerical tools for implementation at large component scale modelling. The requirements for a numerical model for AFP are explored, limitations of the current state-of-art modelling techniques are assessed and a roadmap towards fully predictive and efficient simulation tools is proposed.
|Title of host publication||Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM4)|
|Subtitle of host publication||Fourth International Symposium|
|Editors||Suong V. Hoa|
|Publisher||Lancaster, PA ,USA: DEStech Publications Inc|
|Publication status||Published - 1 May 2019|
Belnoue, J. P., Wang, Y., Kratz, J., Ivanov, D., & Hallett, S. R. (2019). Predictive modelling of the automated fibre placement (AFP) processes: perspectives and challenges. In S. V. Hoa (Ed.), Automated Composites Manufacturing (ACM4): Fourth International Symposium Lancaster, PA ,USA: DEStech Publications Inc. https://www.destechpub.com/product/automated-composites-manufacturing-acm4/