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Robotic fiber placement process analysis and optimization using response surface method

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Abstract

Unlike traditional materials, composites are carefully designed materials suitable for specific applications. Conventional methods of fabrication of composite structures have proven to be labor intensive and time-consuming. Robotic fiber placement is a composite fabrication technique that increases the flexibility of fiber placement process and allows for the fabrication of more complex structures. This study is aimed at analyzing and optimizing the robotic fiber placement process parameters. Many experiments have been conducted to analyze gas torch temperature, fiber laying head speed, and fiber compaction force and the process is optimized using response surface method.

Keywords

Robotic fiber placement Process parameters Optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Mechatronics and Manufacturing, EngineeringUniversity of Engineering and Technology, KSK CampusLahorePakistan
  2. 2.Robotics and Mechatronics Research Laboratory, Department of Mechanical EngineeringMonash UniversityClaytonAustralia

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