One of the major steps towards manufacturing structures with AFP technology is the selection of the optimal layup strategy. This is limited by, not only geometrical and process parameters, but compliance with certification allowables and guidelines. This workshop outlines a systematic review of the multiple layup strategies practices currently used and/or investigated for the AFP manufacturing process. The optimal layup strategy needs to be selected and verified to obtain laminates with little to no manufacturing defects. Through a methodical description, the different layup strategies found in the literature are described as well as their mathematical implementation. Following, a geometrical benchmark is presented so that new layup strategies can be compared to others based on the same reference.
Who Should Attend
Engineers, Researchers, Design/Product Development
- Understand the different AFP layup strategies.
- Discover how to apply the methods to generate a reference curve for layup strategies.
- Learn how to apply the methods to generate a propagation strategy.
Design and manufacturing of composite structures are driving the next generation innovation cycles for the aerospace, automotive and energy markets. Automated fiber placement (AFP) is quickly becoming the preferred manufacturing method of those structures as it offers manufacturing automation, reduces production cycle times, and decreases human induced errors.
- Introduction and AFP Terminology
- AFP Process
- Trajectory Conditions and AFP Defects
- Reference Curve
- Coverage Strategies
- Geometry Benchmark
- AFP Strategies Timeline
- Final Q&A