Composite Process Chain Towards As-Built Design

  • Tobias Wille
  • Luise Kärger
  • Robert Hein
Part of the Research Topics in Aerospace book series (RTA)


The relation between design and manufacture is of particular importance within the composite structure development process. Therefore, a continuous composite process chain beyond state-of-the-art is described in this section. Such an all-embracing process chain realizes a concurrent engineering, where iteration loops are enabled and, thus, product improvements and higher process efficiency are achieved. Concurrent engineering comprises the various interdisciplinary working phases and provides the necessary connectivity. In contrast to the traditional one-way relation from design to manufacture, the improved process chain also deals with the feedback from manufacture to design, based on numerical simulations. This is demonstrated by the example of composite parts made by Tailored Fiber Placement (TFP), including effects of the feedback on load bearing capacity.


Residual Stress Composite Part Concurrent Engineering Fiber Alignment Fiber Placement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive SystemsGerman Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.)BraunschweigGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems (formerly)German Aerospace Center (DLR e.V.)BraunschweigGermany

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