Schmidt, C., Denkena, B., Hocke, T., Völtzer, K.:
|Titel:||Influence of AFP process parameters on the temperature distribution used for thermal in-process monitoring|
|Stichworte:||Automated Fiber Placement, Process Monitoring, Thermography|
Automated Fiber Placement is an important manufacturing process when it comes to aerospace part generation. To minimize the machine downtime, an online monitoring system is necessary to prevent time consuming visual inspection. Therefore, a new thermal in-process monitoring system is integrated. Herewith spotted temperature difference enable the localization of placed tows and detection of defects. The thermal contrast between subsurface and tows depends on different process parameters such as lay-up speed, tooling temperature and compaction pressure. This influence is analyzed and discussed within lay-up studies to gain further knowledge about the different effects to increase the reliability of inprocess monitoring as well as AFP processes.