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  • CAM9029

    Accepted author manuscript, 156 KB, PDF-document

There are many process parameters that are important in automated composite manufacturing, starting with the handling of fabrics in the preforming process. Characterization of fabrics on their preforming qualities – which will be referred to as drapability in this paper – is necessary to tune the manufacturing process. The location where the fabric is held, the amount and direction of tension applied to the fabric, the order in which it is deformed, all play a major role in how much in-plane shear deformation a fabric can undergo. The inclusion of process parameters in the characterization of fabrics on drapability is therefore important. In this paper a method is developed to determine the critical shear angle of a fabric whilst including process parameters. A family of geometric shapes is derived and a testing procedure to determine the critical shear angle of a fabric using these shapes is proposed. It is discussed how the presented process can be used to tune draping and stamp forming processes in automated composite manufacturing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Third International Symposium on Composite Manufacturing
EditorsS. Van Hoa
Pages125-130
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event3rd International Symposium on Composite Manufacturing - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 20 Apr 201721 Apr 2017
Conference number: 3
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Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Composite Manufacturing
Abbreviated titleACM3
CountryCanada
CityMontreal
Period20/04/1721/04/17
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