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Liquid Composite Molding Process Control

Silbergasser, Alexander and Bertling, Dominic (2016) Liquid Composite Molding Process Control. DLR-Interner Bericht. DLR-IB-FA-BS-2017-231, 28 S.

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The institute of Composite Technology tries to combine data from simulation of Liquid Composite Molding (LCM) processes with real live process data. This should enable process control, making LCM processes more economic and reliable. For this studies are conducted to improve the simulation and to obtain every process parameter necessary. To make it possible to measure every important process dependent parameter technology must be found or developed. For this purpose an infrastructure was created that enables to test and evaluate different sensor technologies in a fast way. This infrastructure includes software as well as hardware. To acquire the data a data logger was developed, using python, allowing the operator to evaluate data during the tests. To digitalize and distribute data a data logger system, based on the Arduino platform, was developed. The technologies tested are evaluated if appropriate to resolve the filling level of an LCM process and are either based on radar or laser triangulation. The radar sensor was tested during production of a real part, because the sensor was already integrated into production. It was examined if the recorded data is right and if it is precise enough to base a simulation and through this a process prediction on it. Since the laser triangulation sensor was never used before in the context of measuring filling levels of resin it was tested on resin probes and with a small injection test set up. The two investigated technologies have proven not suitable to obtain the filling level precisely. The radar sensors resolution is too small as well as the sampling rate, although approximate process progress could be identified. Whereas, the laser triangulation sensor, cannot detect the resin surface and thus is not suitable for this purpose at all. Ultrasonic wave sensor technology is going to be investigated next. This technology has proven that it can detect resin and its amount, but the data acquisition system is not suitable for industrial purposes yet.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116070/
Document Type:Monograph (DLR-Interner Bericht)
Title:Liquid Composite Molding Process Control
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Bertling, Dominicdominic.bertling (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-1851-3333
Date:29 February 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:28
Keywords:Dry-spot, Void, Pores, Dispersion, Dissolution, Diffusion, Liquid composite molding, LCM
Institution:FH Joanneum
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials (old)
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems > Composite Technology
Deposited By: Bertling, Dominic
Deposited On:27 Nov 2017 07:24
Last Modified:27 Nov 2017 07:24

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