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Draping simulation tool to study the adaptation of the fabrics to the mold
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Current restrictions in vehicle emissions are forcing manufacturers to implement cleaner technologies in their products. However, maintaining the vehicle cost at low levels while decreasing emissions is a great challenge, since efficiency improvements come along with cost increments. A big research effort is being made in this field by the industry, specially towards the implementation of carbon fiber composites in mass production, as a means of reducing weight and thus, decreasing cars energy consumption. The production of carbon fiber parts is nowadays related to hand-labor intensive and low-productivity manufacturing processes. Finding new composite parts production methodologies to reduce process time and improve the quality of final parts is of great importance for the industry. The goal of this paper is to present the development of a software tool which allows to rapidly analyze the way the fabrics are adapted to the mold by the means of hand lamination, in order to further study the lamination sequence to provide methodologies that will lead to a higher degree of automation, as well as to optimize the mechanical properties of the part to reduce its thickness, which will bring about a reduction of the manufacturing cost.
XXI Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Mecánica
Universidad Miguel Hernández de ELCHE (España)
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XXI Congreso Nacional de Ingeniería Mecánica
  • Autor: Enrique Chacon Tanarro (UPM)
  • Autor: Juan Manuel Muñoz Guijosa (UPM)
  • Autor: Alejandro Abou-Assali Rodriguez (UPM)
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  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: GI-IM: Grupo de Investigación en Ingeniería de Máquinas
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Mecánica
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