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Evaluation of eddy current testing for quality assurance and process monitoring of automated fiber placement

Evaluation of eddy current testing for quality assurance and process monitoring of automated fiber placement

Kategorien Zeitschriften/Aufsätze (reviewed)
Jahr 2013
Autoren Denkena, B., Schmidt, C., Schultz, C., Weber. P.:
Veröffentlicht in Composites: Part B 56 (2014), S. 109–116.
Beschreibung

Standards in energy and cost efficiency are higher the ever especially in the aerospace industry. While structures made from carbon-fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) show significant advantages in regards to specific strength and lightweight design, further improvements in their production processes are essential in order for CFRP to be competitive in the future. The authors present eddy current (EC) testing as a means for quality assurance (QA) and process monitoring for CFRP parts produced by automatic fiber placement (AFP), which is one the most prevalent production methods in aerospace industry. Eddy current testing shows the potential for highly automated process monitoring that can reduce error correction and cycle time in AFP.