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Predictive modelling of the automated fibre placement (AFP) processes: perspectives and challenges

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAutomated Composites Manufacturing (ACM4)
Subtitle of host publicationFourth International Symposium
EditorsSuong V. Hoa
Publisher or commissioning bodyLancaster, PA ,USA: DEStech Publications Inc
ChapterPart 4
ISBN (Print)978-1-60595-603-9
DatePublished - 1 May 2019


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.

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