A methodology for the automation of dry fabric layup for fiber reinforced polymer composite manufacturing

dc.contributor.advisor Frank E. Peters
dc.contributor.author Schlangen, Luke
dc.contributor.department Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering
dc.date 2018-08-11T17:43:55.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:43:57Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:43:57Z
dc.date.copyright Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012
dc.date.embargo 2013-06-05
dc.date.issued 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>The purpose of this thesis is to test a new method known as shearing for the layup of Non-Crimp Fabric (NCF) plies for 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional composite components. This research includes the development of a machine capable of imparting shear on NCF plies. Results are presented with an equation for calculating machine settings for a given contour.</p> <p>The machine is found to be capable of imparting a shear on the fabric, and the shear is found to have a significant positive impact on the quality of these samples during fabric layup. Fatigue tensile testing was conducted to understand the effect of the shearing method on the properties of composite components, and the samples produced by the machine display a fatigue life greater than samples produced by other methods. This research makes the automation of composite layup possible, which could replace high labor costs in industries such as wind turbine blade manufacturing.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 3625
dc.identifier.contextkey 4186364
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-431
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/12618
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/26807
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Engineering
dc.subject.keywords composite
dc.subject.keywords fabric
dc.subject.keywords layup
dc.subject.keywords manufacturing
dc.title A methodology for the automation of dry fabric layup for fiber reinforced polymer composite manufacturing
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dc.type.genre thesis
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thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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