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Drape Forming Methods for the Automated Preforming of Composite Helicopter Structures

Stefani, Thomas and Buchheim, Andreas and Deden, Dominik and Gänswürger, Philipp and Larsen, Lars (2017) Drape Forming Methods for the Automated Preforming of Composite Helicopter Structures. SAMPE Europe Conference 2017, 14.-16. Nov. 2017, Stuttgart. (Unpublished)

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The present study gives an overview of relevant drape forming methods in the manufacturing process of fibre reinforced plastics and evaluates their feasibility for automation. In experimental tests rigid and non-rigid tools were used and evaluated to drape dry carbon fibre fabrics on varying helicopter structures. These geometries consist of areas with different curvature radius within single and multi-curved surfaces. Based on the evaluation a test rig was designed and assembled in order to automate the preforming process for static blades of a helicopter.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116455/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:Drape Forming Methods for the Automated Preforming of Composite Helicopter Structures
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stefani, Thomasthomas.stefani (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Buchheim, Andreasandreas.buchheim (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Deden, Dominikdominik.deden (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gänswürger, Philippphilipp.gaenswuerger (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Larsen, Larslars.larsen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 November 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:fibre-reinforced plastics, preforming, drape forming methods, automation
Event Title:SAMPE Europe Conference 2017
Event Location:Stuttgart
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:14.-16. Nov. 2017
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:rotorcraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L RR - Rotorcraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - The Robust Rotorcraft
Location: Augsburg
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Process and Automation
Deposited By: Stefani, Thomas
Deposited On:11 Dec 2017 12:22
Last Modified:20 Dec 2017 15:07

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